Buildings blacked out after concrete truck gets tangled in power lines

A CONCRETE pumping truck has brought down a set of power lines near the Gold Coast Airport, cutting power to more than 100 buildings in the area.

The truck became entangled in the lines on the corner of Johnston Street at Bilinga shortly before 11am.

A total of 126 homes and businesses lost power for a little over two hours.


Just 10 customers were still waiting to have their power restored at 1.40pm.

Energex crews are on the scene, attempting to repair the damage.

It’s understood Workplace Health and Safety is also investigating the incident.