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Lights out for 1500 Sunshine Coast residents

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A few Sunshine Coast residents were forced to forego their morning coffee and get ready in the dark this morning, after the lights went out to more than 1500 properties around Minyama, Buddina and Parrearra.

The outage was reported around 4:45am on Friday.

Energex crews were called to investigate the cause, eventually finding a broken cross arm on a power pole on Nicklin Way at Kawana.

They managed to get the power back on to most homes and businesses shortly after 6:00am, with 272 properties in Parrearra and 89 in Warana still out as of 9:00am.

A spokesperson for the energy company said emergency repair work was underway but the issue was not expected to be fixed for a couple of hours.

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