UPDATE: Team en route to fix lines, highway still closed

UPDATE 3.40PM: Police are continuing to stop traffic on the Warrego Highway, but will shortly be opening west-bound lanes to let through banked up traffic.

At present, there are 24 residents recorded without power, in Glenore Grove, Crowley Vale, Plainland and Forest Hillan Energex spokesperson said.

An Energex rapid response unit is en route to the scene to fix the broken powerline.

A witness said a roof from a pantech truck detached itself, hitting the power lines, causing them to fall.

The Energex spokesperson said the piece from the truck hit an 11,000 volt power line.

"The teams did have to return to the depot to get the conductor for the powerline," they said.

It's expected the power will be restored by 7pm.

EARLIER: Traffic on the Warrego Highway is at a standstill in both directions.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said crews were on scene extinguishing a small grass fire on both sides of the road.

Its believed the fire started when the powerlines fell at the intersection of Crowley Vale road and the Warrego Highway, near the Big Orange.

Crews have extinguished the fire on the west-bound side, but are continuing to work on the east-bound fire.

Traffic is closed in both directions.



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