News

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




'Chronic' offender's luck runs out in court

Wood and brass judges gavel on a law book

23-year-old will see the year out behind bars

Ink and You: 'Too beautiful for earth'

Memorial tattoo for my baby that didn't make it last year...

Readers share a pic of their favourite tattoo

Latest deals and offers

Johnny Depp 'deeply respects' Amber Heard

Celebrity

Amber Heard gives away $7 million settlement to charity

The true cost of 60 Minutes debacle revealed

It's a bill that would make even a silk tied barrister blush

Kirk Douglas is defiant, fierce and still standing

VETERAN ACTOR: Kirk Douglas has had a long and varied career.

Kirk Douglas has out-lived almost all his contemporaries

The Hard Word reviews Kyzer Soze

Kyzer Soze are playing Brisbane tomorrow at the Crowbar in Fortitude Valley. Photo Contributed

Kyzer Soze summon the evil for this mighty slab of death metal

It's getting very Rude over at the Racehorse

FUNNY: Rodney Rude will be at the Racehorse Hotel.

Australia's top funny man is back

Britney Spears 'almost drowned' in Hawaii

Britney Spears has revealed she 'almost drowned' while on holiday

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Coast building approvals at seven-year high: report

The the 2015/16 Development Indicators Annual Highlights Report documents local development activity that took place during the last financial year.

New report shows increasing development on the Sunshine Coast

Top honours for Mackay and Whitsunday builders

The Kerrisdale Gardens property from Paynter Dixon Queensland which won them Project of the Year.

Mackay and Whitsunday builders awarded top honours last night.

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.