BRIGHT IDEA: Supercheap Auto lost power for three-hours on Saturday afternoon offering customers torches and cash only sales.
BRIGHT IDEA: Supercheap Auto lost power for three-hours on Saturday afternoon offering customers torches and cash only sales. Mike Richards GLAPOWR

Customers shop by torchlight as power goes out

CUSTOMERS at Supercheap Auto were helped around the store by staff members armed with torches on Saturday.

The store was one of 1340 electricity users left without power after a trailer came off a truck and hit a power pole.

Within 15 minutes staff had found out why they were without power from their customers.

"We can't do anything with the computer systems ... for now we're down to cash only manual trading," Supercheap Auto team member Trey Healey said.

Their power was out for three hours.

"It's (power outage) never lasted for this long before. We had one last year for 20 minutes," Mr Healey said.

He said most customers were understanding.

There were several signs at the front of the story indicating they could only take cash.

Torches were placed at the front of the store for customers who had to shop in the darker corners of the large store.

The accident left 1340 residents without power.



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