455 Roma residents and businesses affected by power outage.
455 Roma residents and businesses affected by power outage.

Thousands lose power in Roma mid-morning blackout

THOUSANDS of Roma residents lost power this morning as Ergon Energy work to fix the cause.

A blackout swept through the town mid-morning on Thursday, Ergon Energy said there were damages in unspecified streets in Roma that require emergency repairs.

Just over 2500 Roma and Mitchell residents were affected.

The energy company said the loss of supply was due to damage caused by external influences, such as birds or animals.

Power was restored just before 11am.