UPDATE 1:50 PM | MORE than 1300 homes and businesses remain without power on the Gold Coast.
Of those, 1161 are located in Merrimac and were cut off from the grid shortly before 1pm.
A further 131 properties were blacked out at Worongary, 51 at Mudgeeraba and three in Robina.
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Residents and business owners were still waiting to be reconnected at 1:50pm.
The outage is causing all sorts of issues, with service stations unable to pump fuel and traffic lights blacked out at several major intersections.
It is not yet known exactly when power will be restored.
Energex crews have been dispatched to investigate the cause.
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