Truck hits power pole causing blackout in M'boro

A rental truck has hit a power pole on the corner of Walker and Ferry Sts in Maryborough.
A rental truck has hit a power pole on the corner of Walker and Ferry Sts in Maryborough. Alistair Brightman

UPDATE: Power has been returned to some areas blacked out by a truck crash on the corner of Walker and Ferry Sts in Maryborough.

An Ergon Energy recorded message at 2.10pm said high-voltage power lines had fallen in the crash and a crossarm had been broken but power was expected to be fully restored by 5pm.

EARLIER: A TRUCK has run into a power pole on the corner of Walker and Ferry Sts in Maryborough, bringing down power lines.

A witness said there was a big bang, a massive flash and then the power went out, affecting businesses, homes and traffic lights in the area.

Roads are closed at the corner of Walker St and Ferry Lane, Ferry and Sussex Sts, Ferry and North Sts and Walker and Tooley Sts.

The rental truck is wedged up against the power pole and Ergon Energy crews, as well as police, are at the scene.

The crash happened about noon and it's believed there were no injuries.

Sergeant Darryn Morris said the power would probably be off until 3pm or 4pm.

He said police were investigating the single-vehicle crash and were interviewing a Maryborough man about the incident.

About 1.05pm, an Ergon recorded message said it was unknown when power would be restored but another update was due to be recorded about 2.05pm.

Phone Ergon's  fault line on 132 296 for updates.

A truck is wedged against a power pole at the corner of Walker and Ferry Sts.
A truck is wedged against a power pole at the corner of Walker and Ferry Sts. Alistair Brightman

Topics:  blackout, crash, ergon energy, ferry st, maryborough, walker st

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