Region-wide power outages are affecting more than 2000 residents on the Western Downs.
Region-wide power outages are affecting more than 2000 residents on the Western Downs.

BREAKING: Mass power outage in Chinchilla region

More than 2000 homes have lost power in the Western Downs region, after a major storm hit the area this afternoon.

At last count, 2099 Ergon Energy customers were reported to have experienced an outage, which occurred at 2.54pm.

Currently, the affected areas include:

  • Chinchilla
  • Miles
  • Goombi
  • Cameby
  • Drillham
  • Rywung
  • Columboola
  • Baking Board

Ergon Energy will be dispatching crews to restore power when the storm passes.

"Ergon Energy is aware of the mass outage," Ergon Energy spokesman Brett Judge said.

"Our crews will be working to restore power as soon as it is safe to do so."

If you see a fallen power line, stay clear of the site, and call 000.

Alternatively, call Ergon Energy's fault line on 13 22 96.


Applications now open for the next round of funding

Applications now open for the next round of funding

Western Downs community groups can apply for funding and grants from WDRC.

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