THOUSANDS of homes and businesses have lost power on the Gold Coast.
The outage was reported about 4.30pm and has cut power to 3,997 customers on 138 streets in Robina, Mermaid Waters, Miami and Varsity Lakes.
More than 2300 buildings are blacked out in Robina, while a further 1400 are in the dark in Mermaid Waters.
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It is not known what sparked the outage or when power will be fully restored.
Energex crews are out in the field, investigating the cause.