Power outage hits NSW towns as temperatures hit 38C

The Essential Energy website shows the area without power at 3.15pm.

The Essential Energy website shows the area without power at 3.15pm.

UPDATE 4.08pm: POWER has been returned to thousands of customers in Wentworth, Dareton, Buronga, Gol Gol, Pooncarie and surrounds after an outage this afternoon.

The Essential Energy website listed an "unplanned interruption" affecting 4824 customers from 2.46pm this afternoon.

By just after 4pm the area was no longer experiencing the unplanned interruption, and a planned general maintenance affecting 28 customers had been completed.

The Essential Energy website has the latest information on outages.

Temperatures hit 38.6C at 3pm in Mildura, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

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