Jody Hammond posted this photo of lightning over Calliope during the storm on November 19.
Jody Hammond posted this photo of lightning over Calliope during the storm on November 19. Jody Hammond

Welcome rain gives Gladstone a drenching

A MUCH-anticipated storm hit the Gladstone region on Wednesday night, with plenty of lighting and a heavy downpour.

The storm didn't linger over Gladstone itself, but areas around the city got a good drenching.

A total of 16.4mm has been recorded in the past 12 hours, from 7.30pm.

Readers reported 42ml of rain in Builyan between 3.30-4.10pm, and close to 70ml at Bororen.

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Ergon Energy attended to power outages at Clinton, Yarwun, West Gladstone and Gladstone.

This morning, crews are resuming the task of restoring power to several hundred customers who spent last night without power.

All of the major power supply interruptions affecting hundreds of customers were rectified by crews last night, according to Ergon.

The largest remaining outage is affecting about 150 customers in Ubobo and Nagoorin due to high-voltage power lines coming down during the storm on Monto Road, Ubobo.

There are also about 100 customers without power east of Middlemount, where crews could not identify the cause of the outage last night.

Ergon said crews also would attend to a significant number of individual customers without supply across the areas impacted by storms in central Queensland.

Tannum Sands High School students braved the rain at their school formal, with family and friends lining the streets with their umbrellas.

 

Gladstone police attended to a number of crashes.

Two vehicles collided on Auckland St at 5.15pm.

One car was towed from the scene.

A 70-year-old man was driving one car and received slight injuries, and a 32-year-old man was in the other car.

At 6.10pm, a motorcycle crashed on Hanson Rd at Callemondah.

The 34-year-old male rider broke his collarbone.

At 10.30pm a single vehicle collided with a light pole on the roundabout at Glenlyon Rd and Philip St at South Gladstone.

The 20-year-old man had been travelling at 25km/h when the back end of his vehicle slid out.

Calliope SES group leader Brian Pitt said there had been no incidents reported, "it was just beautiful rain".

Tannum Sands State High School students remained in high spirits despite their Year 12 formal being impacted by rain.
Tannum Sands State High School students remained in high spirits despite their Year 12 formal being impacted by rain.

What readers were saying at 8pm:

Angelina Taylor: Boyne Valley getting plenty! An insane storm tore through here.

Jody Hammond: Awesome light show at Calliope.

Andrea Soucelier: Not a great amount in Toolooa.

Russell Faulkner: We had nearly an inch of rain in Benaraby, but it has stopped now.

Chantal Clark Constable: Still raining in Boyne Island.

Lynette Hoghton: Still raining in West Gladstone.

Samantha Grant: Raining in Glen Eden. Still hasn't stopped since about 6.30pm.

Kate Soppa: It's been an hour and still raining on the Discovery Coast.

Shelby Callinan: Massive amounts of rain in Boyne/Tannum.

Heidi Peters: Still raining out here in Bororen.



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