Power cut to 1200 Ipswich homes

UPDATE 4PM: A FALLEN tree branch has been blamed for cutting power to more than 1000 Ipswich homes this afternoon.

Energex workers have now restored power to 1276 affected homes and business in Chuwar, Karana Downs and Mt Crosby.

An Energex spokesman said the source of the outage was traced to a branch on powerlines at Mt Crosby Rd, Karana Downs.

EARLIER: MORE than 1200 Ipswich and Brisbane residents have lost power this afternoon.

Energex says 1276 homes and businesses in Chuwar, Karana Downs and Mt Crosby are affected.

The sudden power outage was reported about 3pm, with residents reporting a strange buzzing sound as the electricity died.

Energex has sent crews into the area to investigate the cause and hopefully begin repairs.

More to come.