Truck crash causes traffic chaos
4PM: Power was disrupted to 813 homes and businesses in the Kawana area of North Rockhampton earlier today after a truck and car collided on the corner of Alexandra and Maloney Streets.
Area Operations Manager Trevor Bath said the incident occurred at 11.17 am and power lines were brought down as well as significant damage caused to the high voltage power pole structure after the car involved in the incident destroyed the pole stay wire.
Supply was isolated instantaneously after in built protection equipment on the high voltage network operated.
As this incident occurred on the primary 66,000 volt network, residents throughout the Rockhampton region would have noticed a momentary dip on the system.
Local Ergon Energy crews responded quickly and along with other emergency services made the site safe.
The majority of affected customers were reinstated a little over an hour later by 12.30pm, however around 200 customers in the vicinity of the incident were off line until 5pm while repairs were completed.
BREAKING 11.30am: A truck crash in Alexandra Street is believed to have damaged a power pole and blacked out a series of traffic lights in North Rockhampton.
Police units are carrying out traffic control as authorities deal with disruptions to a number of traffic lights in the area.
The crash occurred at the corner of Alexandra and Maloney sts.
A car was also believed to be involved in the initial accident.