Airlie Beach has been hit by a third blackout in less than a week. Picture: Laura Thomas
Airlie Beach has been hit by a third blackout in less than a week. Picture: Laura Thomas

5600 in darkness as another power outage hits Airlie Beach

Residents and tourists are without power for the third time in less than a week.

Ergon Energy reported a power outage just after 7pm.

More than 5600 customers have been affected in Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, Cannon Valley, Jubilee Pocket, Strathdickie and Woodwark.

It is expected that power will be restored within two hours.

Monday night’s power outage is the third in less than a week as residents were left without electricity last Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

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It comes as Ergon Energy identified the cause of mass power outages that left residents and holiday-makers sweating in the lead up to Christmas.

More than 4000 customers across Airlie Beach and Cannonvale were left without power on Tuesday evening.

An Ergon Energy spokesman said the outages were caused by a series of cable faults and the Cannonvale substation.

He said crews and technical staff put mobile generation in place and reconfigured the network to keep power on for customers while repairs were under way.


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