Storm cuts power to hundreds of Western Downs homes. Pic: Supplied
Storm cuts power to hundreds of Western Downs homes. Pic: Supplied

Storm cuts power to hundreds of Western Downs homes

Hundreds of homes across the Western Downs have been left in the dark after a storm tore through the region on Wednesday afternoon, January 6.

According to Ergon Energy, 630 homes in the following areas have lost power; Beelbee, Chinchilla, Condamine, Dalby, Goranba, Hopeland, Kogan, Kumbarilla, Tara, Weranga, and Wieambilla.

A further 28 homes in Hannaford, 23 homes in MacAlister, 16 homes in Dalwogon, and two homes in Moraby have also lost power.

A spokeswoman for Ergon Energy said it is unknown what time residents can expect power to be reinstated.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Pieter Claassen warned the residents that a large weather system was likely to bring damaging winds and flash flooding to the region.

Click HERE for the latest information on current power outages.


EMPLOYMENT: Five jobs you can apply for in Dalby right now

Premium Content EMPLOYMENT: Five jobs you can apply for in Dalby right now

Several businesses across the district are now offering casual and full times...

Middle-aged P-plater allegedly busted drink driving

Premium Content Middle-aged P-plater allegedly busted drink driving

An allegedly boozy afternoon ended in a court date for a 38-year-old man when he...

Dalby teen arrested following alleged drug discovery

Premium Content Dalby teen arrested following alleged drug discovery

A random interception by police has resulted in a court date for a young Dalby...