Crews decide reason behind Mackay CBD energy outage

UPDATE 1.40 p.m .:An underground cable fault caused the unplanned power outage in Mackay’s CBD on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for Ergon Energy has confirmed.

She said the power should be restored around 2 p.m.

INITIAL 12.20PM: An unplanned power outage hit Mackay CBD.

An Ergon Energy spokeswoman said several customers reported a power outage in Mackay’s CBD on Tuesday lunchtime.

She said 186 customers had lost power on the following streets: Alfred, Brisbane, Carlyle, Gordon, Gregory, Shakespeare, Sydney, Victoria and Wood.

Mackay CBD – Victoria Street. Pictured: Tony Martin

The Sydney St market complex, including Coles, is one of the companies concerned.

The Ergon spokeswoman said a circuit breaker had tripped and the crews were trying to find the fault.

There is more to come.

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Mackay CBD had a power outage.