Homes lose power as wild 70km/h winds whip the Gold Coast

WILD winds have brought down trees and cut power to dozens of buildings on the Gold Coast.

The city is being buffeted by 70km/h winds following days of heavy rain and as a result, trees have toppled onto powerlines at Tallai and Advancetown.

Meanwhile, power was cut to dozens of homes at Arundel after a truck collided with a power pole.


In all, 174 homes and businesses lost power during the height of the outages around 4.30pm.

Energex crews are out in the field, carrying out emergency repairs in an effort to restore electricity.

Just 88 customers were still without power and waiting to be reconnected to the grid at 5pm.

Wind gusts of between 70-72km/h have been buffeting the Gold Coast since 2.30pm.

A 74km/h gust was recorded at the Gold Coast Seaway at 5pm.

Meanwhile, more than 2400 homes and businesses have lost power at Logan and a further 1200 properties are blacked out in Brisbane.