Dylan’s wrath hits Port City and knocks out power to 1000
THE violent spin-off from ex-tropical Cyclone Dylan knocked power out from more than 1000 homes in Barney Point on Thursday night, and strong winds and rain also caused outages in Toolooa and South Gladstone early yesterday morning.
Busy Ergon crews were able to contain the blackouts in Toolooa and South Gladstone to only 40 minutes.
Ergon spokesman Bob Pleash said that compared to Mackay and the Whitsundays with 12,000 power users blacked out, Gladstone had faired reasonably well.
In Gladstone crews rotated throughout Thursday night so that services were available when the worst of the storm hit the region yesterday morning. Additional crews were also sent from Bundaberg to help with the clean up.