LIGHTS OUT: Over 4000 residents in the North Burnett experienced 17 minutes of madness due to an unplanned outage. Credit: iStock.
LIGHTS OUT: Over 4000 residents in the North Burnett experienced 17 minutes of madness due to an unplanned outage. Credit: iStock.

LIGHTS OUT: 4000 residents without power

OVER 4000 residents in the North Burnett have experienced an unplanned outage this afternoon.

Approximately 4053 residents across 43 towns lost power at 2.48pm, leaving residents and shop owners in disarray.

The power has only just been recently reconnected, with residents gaining power once more at 3.05pm.

An Ergon Energy spokesperson has said an intermittent fault is to blame for the outage.

“The cause is currently not known, but crews have managed to get the power back on safely,” they said.

Some of the towns affected included Gayndah, Monto, Eidsvold, Abercorn, Coalstoun Lakes, and more.

The delay in power is due to the system’s “automatic switching protection”, which can sometimes turn on due to a variety of factors.

“The line for those areas goes along the Isis Highway, so the problem could’ve happened anywhere between the Woodgate fire, all the way out to that area.”

“Unfortunately it’s just that time of the year, and we get it all of the time.”

More to come.


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