Ergon moving pole on Bonnie Doon Rd
ERGON Energy is moving an electricity pole onto the other side of Bonnie Doon Rd in Cooya Beach after a second car knocked it down and caused blackouts to over half the region recently.
A female driver lost control of her car in wet conditions on Monday, February 27, around 8am on Bonnie Doon Rd and struck the power pole, disrupting power.
A 17-year-old Mossman woman crashed into the pole in December, also causing blackouts in Cooya Beach, Daintree, Miallo, Mossman, Newell Beach, Rocky Point, Whyanbeel and Wonga beach.
In both incidents the drivers suffered no injuries but extensive damage was caused to the vehicles and the power pole.
Ergon Energy officers inspected the site and are now planning rebuild the short section of powerline to the other side of the road.