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Hundreds Without Power In Cairns Region

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More than 700 homes and businesses are without power in the Cairns region on Wednesday morning.  

624 are in the dark in Fumar, Smithfield, Lemonside, Price Creek, Arriga, Dimbulah, Mutchilba, Mareeba, Tabacum and Bontaba.  

Ergon Energy reports that those outages are caused by fallen powerlines.  

Repairs began at 6:39AM and Ergon Energy has just advised that power should have come back on for customers in those areas now.

Another 101 are without power in Clifton Beach with several roads affected.

Ergon has been forced to carry out emergency repairs there due to damage to the network.  

The issue was supposed to have been fixed overnight but still has not been sorted out.  

An Ergon Energy spokesperson advises that they are trying to figure out what is causing that issue.  

By Michelle Brewer