UPDATE: POWER has now been restored to the 11,000 homes affected by the outage on the Gold Coast this afternoon.
EARLIER: MORE than 11,000 homes on the Gold Coast are currently without power.
Suburbs including Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Waters, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters and Miami are currently experiencing the outages.
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There are reports traffic lights are also out in the affected areas.
Motorists are advised to drive with caution.
The cause of the power outage is currently under investigation.