Restor­ing power one line at a time

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - WILD WEATHER -

BRO­KEN pow­er­lines were strewn through­out Mary­bor­ough West in the af­ter­math of the sav­age storm.

Work­ers from Er­gon En­ergy worked tire­lessly through­out the night to fix the wide­spread dam­age.

At its peak, more than 10,000 homes in the re­gion were left with­out power.

As of last night, hun­dreds of lo­cal homes were still with­out power and some res­i­dents would re­main with­out power go­ing into the week­end.

A Fraser Coast Disas­ter Co­or­di­na­tion Cen­tre spokesman said the main dam­age, to his knowl­edge, was around the Mary­bor­ough West, Yen­garie, Gayn­dah Rd area, Owany­illa, Dun­dathu and some of the Bad­dow area.

Er­gon En­ergy crews from var­i­ous parts of Queens­land have been de­ployed to the Wide Bay for the storm cleanup.

Though the ma­jor­ity of the homes af­fected by out­ages were in the Mary­bor­ough re­gion, in­clud­ing in the sub­urbs of Tiaro, Ti­nana, Bad­dow, Alder­shot and Dun­dathu, there were some homes in the Her­vey Bay re­gion also af­fected.

The storm also caused power loss to the Mary­bor­ough Hos­pi­tal but it has been re­stored.

To re­port a fallen line, call 13 16 70.

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