Ergon working to restore South Burnett power outages

FRIDAY, 7PM: Ergon Energy is working to restore power to South Burnett homes following Friday's thunderstorms.

More than 1600 homes in Kingaroy, Nanango, Cherbourg, Tingoora and Wondai are currently without power.

It is unknown when power will return to these homes.

For more information on the South Burnett outages, head to the Ergon Energy website.

FRIDAY 6PM: A Kingaroy man had the roof of his shed ripped off in this afternoon's storm, while he was inside it.

Ace Bleney's shed roof ripped off while he was inside.
Ace Bleney's shed roof ripped off while he was inside. Katherine Morris

Ace Bleney is counting the costs of the damage following the storm, which lashed the South Burnett on Friday afternoon.

FRIDAY, 3.30pm: Lightning struck close to the South Burnett Times office.

A bolt behind the Haly St building destroyed the side mirror of a nearby parked car. 

Lightning destroyed a side mirror parked behind the South Burnett Times office.
Lightning destroyed a side mirror parked behind the South Burnett Times office. Will Hunter

FRIDAY, 3PM: Hail has smashed down on parts of the South Burnett on Friday afternoon.

Wild weather lashed the region at about 2.30pm today.

Residents in Kingaroy, Inverlaw and Yarraman have reported small amounts of hail on their properties.

Janelle Wilson reported hail in Yarraman on Friday afternoon.
Janelle Wilson reported hail in Yarraman on Friday afternoon. Contributed

More storms are expected in the South Burnett at the weekend.

Weatherzone meteorologists have predicted 10-20mm of rain across Saturday and Sunday.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning at 1.10pm Friday.

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