No break for Ergon Energy

TRAFFIC police were not the only ones kept busy over the Christmas weekend.

Ergon Energy crews didn't get much of a Christmas break as three incidents in the region have kept them busy.

Ergon's Central Region corporate communications manager, Bob Pleash, said about 6000 customers at Grace

mere were without power for over two hours on Christmas night.

He said high-voltage equipment at the Malchi sub-station, which services the area, malfunctioned at 5.19pm.

"Crews progressively restored power for customers by 9.30pm," Mr Pleash said.

He said about 600 Ergon Energy customers off the northern line, between Clairview and Kunwarara, had been without power since 1.44am yesterday.

Mr Pleash said this was due to two poles on the main line being burnt down by a bushfire.

He said it was expected crews would have power restored by 1pm yesterday.

Mr Pleash said crews responded to power issues at Rossmoya and Gracemere on Christmas Eve as a result of storm damage, however, the big storm in Rockhampton late on Christmas Eve afternoon did not cause any damage.

He said there were quite a number of power trips on the network recorded at the time of that storm.



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