Explosions leave thousands of homes powerless

UP to 80,000 homes across Gippsland have been left without electricity following loud explosions in Morwell this morning.

About half a kilometre of high-voltage power lines came down on Monash Way, Morwell, around 7.30am starting a small grassfire.

The fallen lines also caused a major “trip” at a substation, causing the power outage from Phillip Island to Mallacoota.

Power had returned to most homes by 9.30am.