More than 1290 customers were impacted by a power outage in Maclean.
More than 1290 customers were impacted by a power outage in Maclean.

Flying fox may have caused power outage

A WAYWARD Flying Fox is thought to be the reason for the power outage in Maclean, Townsend and Gulmarrad last night, which affected the power supply of 1290 customers.

Residents on Cameron and Jubilee Sts in Maclean reported hearing a loud bang coming from the direction of the power substation around 9.30pm just before the power went out.

An Essential Energy spokesperson said crews attended the site and inspected equipment at the Zone Substation before patrolling lines.

"A Flying Fox is suspected to have came into contact with lines, causing safety equipment to switch off power," the spokesperson said.

Power was restored to all customers by 10.10pm.


BOM issues hazardous surf warning

Premium Content BOM issues hazardous surf warning

Surfers, fishers, swimmers and boaters should avoid the ocean.

Fireworks and 100 laps for Australia Day double-header

Premium Content Fireworks and 100 laps for Australia Day double-header

Motorsports fans will be cheering on future stars and established champions at the...

‘Suffering in silence’: Bluesfest boss’ cry for help

Premium Content ‘Suffering in silence’: Bluesfest boss’ cry for help

“It’s time to raise our voices. Let us not forget what we need to do.”