BLACKOUT: Power back to most sections of Warwick

UPDATE 8.45pm : All power has been reconnected to Warwick customers.

Crews working both power substations at east and west Warwick completed repairs at around the same time, 8.40pm, and power was restored.

EARLIER: 8.35pm Power has been restored to all customers supplied from East Warwick substation.

Repairs are under way to damage affecting supply from West Warwick substation, but an estimated restoration time is not yet available for the 4200 affected customers.

EARLIER: Another 700 homes have now had power restored in the past 10 minutes. Ergon Energy spokesman Rod Rehbein said that crews are working to restore power to the city as quickly as they can.

EARLIER: Power has been restored to some areas of Warwick, but thousands are still in the dark.

Ergon Energy spokesman Rod Rehbein said at this stage, power has been restored to about 2000 customers supplied from East Warwick substation.

"Crews are continuing to work towards restoring further customers, but we don't have an estimated time for completing the task as yet."

The traffic lights on the Albion St are functional again, but lights are still out in other parts of town, including the intersection of Guy and Wood sts.

There are also reports that a person was stuck in the lift at the Rose City Shoppingworld when the power initially went out.

Mr Rehbein said the best place to check power outages was the Ergon Energy Outage Finder at

This website will be updated as information comes to hand.

EARLIER: OVER 9000 homes in and around Warwick are currently without power and we are no closer to knowing how long the city will be affected.

Ergon Energy spokesman Rod Rehbein said the downed powerlines will prolong the blackout.

"Crews will need to patrol the lines to understand the full extent of any damage before we can estimate a restoration time," he said.

"It is very likely to be a progressive restoration where as far as possible we isolate those sections of the network that have sustained damage so we can restore power to the most customers before beginning the repair work.

"There are multiple reports of fallen power lines in Warwick, so some customers may be without power for a number of hours."

Residents are advised to go to the Ergon Energy Outage Finder at

This website will be updated as information comes to hand.

Topics:  blackout storm warwick

Jury sworn in for Warwick indecent treatment trial

The alleged offences took place on a day in 2015.

The trial is expected to last a day.

Alleged Warwick arsonist set to face judge

A house fire overnight in Warwick is being treated as suspicious

A MAN accused of burning down his Dragon St home will be sentenced.

10 ways to tell it's rodeo week

Kids in cowboy's rodeo week.

IT'S rodeo week in Warwick and we love it.

Local Partners

Australia Day Award nominations now open

ALL those who know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the Warwick community is encouraged to nominate them for an Australia Day Award.

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

Former Split Enz front man Tim Finn finds new niche

Singer Tim Finn has written the music for theatre production Ladies in Black.

Musician finds his way to theatre

Former Warwick State High student is second

Victorian rider and former Warwick High student Lee Kimber (right) goes for his beast at the Warwick Rodeo.

Former Warwick High student to compete in national finals

Kanye West threatens to boycott Grammys

West says he won't go to the Grammys if Frank Ocean's not nominated

Why this actress wasn't embarrassed by nude photo leak

Leslie Jones source Bang

'If you wanna see Leslie Jones naked, just ask,' she said

Dad's Army comic genius Jim Perry dies

Jimmy Perry, the creator of Dad's Army.

Dad's Army series captured all that British people savour

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

FASHION: Ocean Zen range.

Images from the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival show what's hot

Australian Survivor's magician Matt out of tricks

Australian Survivor contestant Matt Tarrant.

SHOW'S power couple looks unstoppable in race to the finish.

Top floor teams take out The Block's terrace week

Kim and Chris pictured on their winning outdoor terrace in a scene from The Block.

RIVALS Kim and Chris and Julia and Sasha tie in final week of work.

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

What our mayor thinks of the new draft SEQPlan

The plan to use the innovative technology as part of the new Maroochydore CBD was cemented on site today when Mayor Mark Jamieson and Envac Asia Region president Chun Yong Ha formally signed the contract for the $20 million underground waste collection system.

New plan accommodates Sunshine Coast Council's vision for growth.