More than 1400 people without power in Port Douglas

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UPDATE 6:00pm:

Power is back on in Port Douglas, with 56 customers now being supplied through generation until network repairs are completed.

UPDATE 1:30pm:

Ergon crews have restored power to the majority of customers affected by this morning’s power outage, which was caused by a fault on a ring main unit.

Just 56 Ergon customers in Mowbray Street and the Esplanade in Port Douglas are still without power while work continues to be carried out.

An Ergon spokesperson said those affected customers in the immediate vicinity of this network damage will be supplied through a mobile generation unit while emergency repairs are underway.

“The generator has been deployed from Cairns and crews will be working to bring it online as soon as practically possible,” the spokesperson said.

“We really appreciate everyone’s patience, especially on a hot day like this.” 

EARLIER:

Much of Port Douglas and Craiglie have been left in the dark this morning after a power outage.

An Ergon Energy spokesperson said currently more than 1400 customers in Port Douglas and Craiglie have been affected after the power went out at around 9:40am.

“Ergon Energy crews are patrolling the network to find the cause of the outage,” the spokesperson said.

“When they have pinpointed the fault and assessed any damage, we will be able to provide an estimated restoration timeframe.”

Streets affected are:

Andrews Cl, Atoll Cl, Bale Dr, Barrier St, Beachfront Mirage Dr, Blake St, Captain Cook Hwy, Cascade Dr, Coral Dr, Crimmins St, Davidson St, Dickson St, Downing St, Esplanade, Fairway Dr, Fairways Dr, Flagstaff Hill, Garrick St, Grant St, Island Point Rd, Lake Cl, Langley Rd, Little Reef St, Macrossan St, Masters Ct, Morning Cl, Mowbray St, Mudlo St, Murphy St, Nautilus St, Old Port Rd, Owen St, Port Douglas Rd, Port St, Sand St, Savannah Cl, Seabrook Ave, Solander Bvd, Solina Cl, Sonata Cl, Sorrento Cres, Spinnaway Cl, Tropic Ct, Ulysses Ave, Warner St.


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