Strong winds cause blackout across part of Gold Coast

Energex is working to restore power to almost 1300 homes and businesses in Helensvale.

A tree branch has come down onto power lines thanks to strong winds that have been buffeting the Gold Coast.

Gusts of 78 km/h have been recorded at the Seaway so far today.


Some of the areas in Helensvale that are currently blacked out include Discovery Dr and Helensvale Rd.

A number of sets of traffic lights in the area are also out with motorists urged to take care.

It’s not clear yet when the power might be restored.

Another 36 homes are currently without power in Upper Coomera while another 37 customers in Wongawallan are also out.

In a separate incident, fire crews are attending to reports a sheet of metal has been blown onto power lines in Broadbeach.