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Power interruption to repair fork lift damage

Published: 15 Aug 2017 3:42pm

Ergon Energy will interrupt power to parts of the Townsville central business district, Magnetic Island, South Townsville and Railway Estate for approximately two hours from late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

An Ergon spokesman said power will be interrupted at about 11pm (Ed:note Wednesday 16 August) until 1am Thursday to enable crews to repair damaged equipment at the local substation following Tuesday afternoon’s fork lift incident.

“We believe this time will have the least inconvenience to the majority of customers. However we appreciate it will not be convenient for all customers. Our crews will work quickly to undertake repairs to an earth wire at the local substation and then safely restore power,” he said.

The repair work is critical and follows Tuesday’s incident where a fork lift contacted a power pole and wires resulting in damage at the nearby substation.

Major high rise accommodation centres with elevators and customers registered with Ergon’s Life Support Program in the affected areas are being contacted and advised of the power interruption.

Media Contact: Corporate Communications Manager John Fowler
Phone: 44328730

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