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A planned power outage that would have left businesses on York Street without power for a whole Friday this month has been postponed.

The power outage, which would have affected some businesses on York Street on July 19 from 8am to 4pm, was postponed after customer complaints.

The planned date would have been the last weekday before school holidays finished.

It was scheduled to replace a power pole.

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A Western Power spokesman said the company was working with Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry to select a more appropriate date.

“We were contacted by several businesses who explain(ed) the date of the intended outage was traditionally a busy day for the community, with many families shopping for school supplies before the new term begins,” he said.

“We always appreciate the extra information and feedback from the local community, which is why we send the advanced notices, and have cancelled the planned outage for that date.

“A planned outage is still needed as it is not safe or practical to have workers and the community near energised lines during a pole removal upgrade.”

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