First major rain cuts power across Cowra

The first major rainfall from a forecasted four days of thunderstorms has caused a power outage to roughly half of Cowra.

As the rain came down and lightning began around 1pm, power was cut unexpectedly.

According to Essential Energy, power has been cut to 761 customers in West Cowra and 1575 customers in North Cowra.

Crews are currently investigating and there is no estimated time for the power to be switched on.