Highway reopened as fallen powerlines cleared

Traffic was at a standstill on the Toowoomba Range this morning as powerlines forced authorities to close the Warrego Hwy just east of Withcott.
Traffic was at a standstill on the Toowoomba Range this morning as powerlines forced authorities to close the Warrego Hwy just east of Withcott. Lee Williams

UPDATE: Traffic is again flowing on the Warrego Hwy at Withcott as fallen powerlines are cleared from the roadway.

A police spokesman said traffic controllers were monitoring the scene.

"They are only stopping it intermittently while they (electrical linesmen) move things," the spokesman said.

EARLIER: Warrego Hwy east of Toowoomba at the Murphys Creek turn-off has been shut in both directions due to powerlines being down over the road.

It was reported that a truck involved in roadworks in the area had brought the powerlines down about 11.10am.

Emergency services are on the scene repairing the powerlines.


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