Power restored quickly after weather causes outages

MORE than 1000 homes in Barney Point lost power on Thursday night, with strong wind and rain also causing outages in Toolooa and South Gladstone early Friday morning.

Ergon Energy crews worked quickly to restore power to homes, with the blackouts in Toolooa and South Gladstone only lasting 40 minutes.

Ergon Energy corporate communications manager Bob Pleash said compared to regions directly in the path of ex-tropical cyclone Dylan, Gladstone had fared reasonably well.

"In the harder hit areas like Mackay and the Whitsundays, last night we had in upwards of 12,000 customers lose power and the majority of those were back on overnight," he said on Friday.

In Gladstone crews rotated throughout Thursday night so that services were available when worst of the storm hit the region on Friday morning.

Additional crews were also sent from Bundaberg to help with the clean up.



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