A storm hit Clermont on Friday night and it's expected the North Burnett will be receiving more storms until Wednesday before clearing up.
A storm hit Clermont on Friday night and it's expected the North Burnett will be receiving more storms until Wednesday before clearing up. Lani Shaw

Trees and powerlines down following storm

THE North Burnett was battered with thunderstorms over the weekend with trees and powerlines down in some of the towns.

In the Eidsvold district, wind gusts of up to 90km/hr tore down trees and powerlines with many left in the dark.

Communications Manager for Ergon Energy Ty Marega said crews were currently on the scene in Eidsvold to restore the power.

"The storm was quite strong and as a result a high voltage line went down,” Mr Marega said.

"We have several crews helping to restore the power and it should be back on by 1pm.”

Areas affected:

Eidsvold - Kerwee Road, Mount Perry Road, New Floristan Road

Grosvenor -McCord Creek Rd

Monogorilby - Darlingtons Rd

Mundubbera - Coonambula Rd, McCords Rd. Pearlinga, Stanmore Rd

Bureau of Metereology metereologist James Thompson said there was quite a few localised cells moving through the region.

"We had active cells from Kingaroy to Gayndah and west of Gympie,” Mr Thompson said.

"There was quite a few cells moving through that were marginally severe, I don't think we had any severe reports through the North Burnett.

Mr Thompson said there is a possibility of more storms to hit the region on Sunday afternoon.

"There's a slight chance of a thunderstorm today and possibly on Monday,” Mr Thompson said.

"By Wednesday the thunderstorms will ease off for the rest of the week.”


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