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UPDATE: Christmas power outages sweep across two Maranoa towns

UPDATE, 4.13pm:

Power has been restored to over 600 households after a blaze torched the outside of a Roma power pole on Christmas Day.

Ergon Energy crews quickly responded to the outage and had the pole on the corner of Charles and McEwan streets fixed by 4pm.

While the wooden pole has been scorched on the outside, repair workers believe it is still stable and secure, without damage to the inside foundations.

Roma crews now have to make their way out to Mitchell to attend another Christmas outage affecting up to 35 buildings.

A fire scorched the outside splinters of a Roma power pole, leaving hundreds of residents without power on Christmas Day. Photo: Lachlan Berlin
A fire scorched the outside splinters of a Roma power pole, leaving hundreds of residents without power on Christmas Day. Photo: Lachlan Berlin

EARLIER:

As Roma residents celebrate Christmas after a very long and hard year, the town has been struck by a sudden and unplanned power outage.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said they were called to a power pole fire on the corner of Charles and McEwan Streets at 2.55pm on Christmas Day, December 25.

Ergon Energy has crews on scene who are working to restore power to the affected areas.

They are still unsure about what time the power will be switched back on.

Ergon is still working to fix the outage and QFES have left scene.

Affected streets:

Airport Dr, Albert St, Alexander Ave, Alfred St, Allen St, Arthur St, Badgery St, Bassett Ct, Bassett Lane, Borland St, Bungil St, Carnarvon Hwy, Carramar Pl, Charles St, Crawford St, East George St, East Miscamble St, Edna St, Edwardes St, Elanora Ave, Everingham Ave, Felicity Ct, George St, Gregory St, Hangar Dr, Hawthorne St, Howard St, Hunter St, Knayers Rd, Lewis St, Lovell St, Madison Tce, Maiden St, Major St, Marsden Ct, Martin St, May St, Mcdowall St, Mcewan St, Mcphie St, Miscamble St, Miscamble St East, Mullavey St, Nightingale St, Northern Rd, Nuss St, Prince St, Queen St, Quintin St, Reid St, Roma Cres, Saunders St, Taylor St, Tiffin St, Warrego Hwy, Wehl St, William St, Wright St, Wyndham St


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