Homes still without power 12 hours after car crashes into pole

UPDATE 7.30 THURSDAY: ERGON Energy crews continue to connect power back to homes in Urangan.

About 56 homes are still without power on Thursday morning after a car collided with a power pole near Cunningham and Alexander Sts in Urangan.

Initially, the crash caused power to be cut to 1500 across two suburbs. 

The Chronicle understands one male was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital.


WEDNESDAY 11PM: JUST a couple hundred homes in Hervey Bay remain without power, following the Wednesday night outage in Torquay and Urangan.

More than 1500 homes were initially cut from power after a car crashed into a power pole.

Ergon Energy estimates repair work to be complete - and all homes reconnected - by about 2.30am on Thursday. 


EARLIER: MORE than 1500 homes in Hervey Bay are without power following a vehicle crash.

The outage began at about 7.30pm on Wednesday after a car crashed into a power pole in Urangan.

The accident occurred near Cunningham and Alexander Sts in Urangan. 

Residents in the suburbs of Urangan and Torquay are affected by the outage.