Police are urging motorists to exercise caution as the traffic lights at several Maryborough intersections have been impacts by a power outage.
Police are urging motorists to exercise caution as the traffic lights at several Maryborough intersections have been impacts by a power outage. Valerie Horton

UPDATE: Power restored to 3700 customers in Maryborough

UPDATE: Power has been restored to about 3700 homes and businesses after parts of Maryborough lost electricy about 4pm Monday afternoon.

An Ergon Energy spokesman said it was unclear why parts of the city had lost power.

He said it was possible the protection system went off, resulting in loss of power.

He said that would explain why it only took about half an hour for power to be restored to most areas.

EARLIER: About 3700 homes and businesses were left without power after parts of Maryborough lost electricity about 4pm Monday afternoon.

 An Ergon Energy spokesman said it was unclear why power had been lost but work was being carried out to rectify the problem.

With traffic lights down, Maryborough police were urging motorists to remember the give way rules on their way home this afternoon.

The traffic lights affected included those on the Lennox and Sussex streets intersections, the Ferry and kent streets intersection and the John and Kent streets intersection.



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