UPDATE: Power cut to over a thousand homes
A spokesperson from Essential Energy has confirmed a truck has collided with a power pole.
"1,366 Essential Energy customers in parts of Maclean, Gulmarrad, Palmers Channel, Taloumbi and surrounding areas were affected by an unplanned power outage this morning as a result of a truck coming into contact with a power pole on Gardiners Road at Townsend, around 6.40am," the spokesperson said.
"Crews responded immediately, securing the safety of the site, commencing the necessary network repairs. It is estimated power will be restored to all customers by 9.30am this morning."
Residents are reminded to stay at least eight metres away from fallen or damaged power lines and to call Essential Energy on 13 20 80.
POWER has been cut to a large segment of the Lower River area this morning.
Palmers Island, James Creek, Palmers Channel, parts of Gulmarrad, Townsend, Taloumbi and surrounds are without power due to as yet unconfirmed reports a vehicle has struck a power pole.
Maclean township has not been affected.
More information as it comes to hand.
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