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The power failure that put ~72,000 customers of the most populated area to darkness on Saturday night was due to equipment failure. A 13,000-volt cable burned up. Failures triggered the halt of the flow of electricity to six neighborhood networks.
As South Australian temperatures drop below zero, some growers are turning to creative methods to protect their produce. -5.7 Celsius was the equal-second coldest temperature on record. Meteorologists say that temperatures fall sixth consecutive day below zero.