From the previous posts I'm deducing they are actually repairing the overhead to allow electrics to run which is pleasing to see. I wouldn't have been surprised if the Government had used the damage to the overhead as an excuse to permanently terminate the electrics at Mt Victoria.
Indeed. I had much the same thought when reading of the damage (and seeing it on TV).Such a scenario would be more likely if sub-stations and sectioning huts had been damaged/destroyed. Even so, there is the possibility that this or a future government would resort to such an excuse - fire (or storm) damage - if they thought they could get away with it, politically. Have there been any reports of damage to sub-stations, sectioning huts or transmission lines?