Power is out in parts of the Whitsundays.
Power is out in parts of the Whitsundays.

Whitsundays power outage

12.50PM UPDATE: SEVENTY-NINE properties are still without power in Jubilee Pocket and Mandalay after an unplanned power outage this morning.

Areas still affected include Tiki Lane, Irrewaddy Way, Tara Rd and Shute Harbour Rd in Jubilee Pocket, as well as Stormvogel Drive, Mandalay Rd, Totem Trail and Josteens Rise in Mandalay.

 

EARLIER: MORE than 280 homes and businesses in parts of the Whitsundays are currently without power.

An Ergon Energy spokesperson said there were reports of a "loud bang" from a customer before the power went out.

Areas affected include parts of Jubilee Pocket, Mandalay, Shute Haven, Flametree and Cannonvale, with the power going out for 286 customers shortly before 10.50am.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said the fire brigade was called to the scene on the corner of Mandalay Rd and Stormvogel Drive in Mandalay at 11.08am to reports of a power line or power pole smoking.

When they arrived there was no sign of smoke or fire, the spokesperson said.

The area was cordoned off and Ergon Energy is on the scene.

An Ergon Energy spokesperson said it was likely there was damage to the network and was not able to give an estimation time for repairs.