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Bats on the lines cause North Toowoomba power outage

UPDATE: Ergon Energy believes bats on the lines may have been the cause of a power outage that affected residents across three suburbs last night.

A spokesman said it was likely a fault current had been set off because there were a few reports of loud bangs and arcing from residents in the area.

North Toowoomba residents lose power overnight

EARLIER: About 2650 Ergon Energy customers lost power last night after powerlines came down at the intersection of West and Fanny Sts.

A police crew came across the fallen lines about 10.45pm.

A Toowoomba police spokesman said the cause of the power lines being across the road was not clear.

An Ergon Energy spokesman said the high-voltage network was reinstated by 3.25am today, but about 80 customers could not have their electricity restored until 8.30am due to safety checks on the low-voltage network.

"The majority were restored just before midnight," he said.

"The affected areas were central Toowoomba, Newtown and North Toowoomba."

Topics:  blackout, ergon energy, power, toowoomba, wilsonton


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