45,000 homes and businesses are without electricity in a major Sydney power outage.

The most affluent suburbs of Sydney, as well as major hospitals are impacted.

At least 23 traffic lights are blacked out through Maroubra, Randwick, Clovelly, Kensington, Coogee, Bondi and Double Bay due to the power outage.

The AusGrid social media accounts said a number of areas were hit, without explanation so far.

Power is out to about 45,000 customers in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Emergency crews are on the way to investigate and restore power. Impacted areas include Randwick, Bondi Junction, Bondi, Kensington, Waverley, Double Bay, Woollahra

A Journalist in Double Bay said it was “chaos” in the area

#Breaking: Chaos amid complete power blackout in Double Bay area of Sydney. No traffic lights, cash registers down, car park boom gates not working. #DoubleBay