At 16:03 today the main 300kV powerline which links Victoria & NSW tripped cutting off the excess load we use on days like this. This caused a fair bit (like 50%) of the state to lose power in the process. The company I work for has sites all over the state and I can monitor the alarms and to say the alarm monitoring system went nuts at 16:03 is an understatement (lots of pretty colours to look at though). Looking at the same alarm system it seems to be suggesting that it's settling down with most areas getting power back in the last 30 minutes or so. Good thing there are only a couple of traffic lights between me & the Tulla & only a couple from the freeway to my front door as they are saying the trains are up to 1 hour late tonight.