Emergency repairs restore power to thousands of homes
UPDATE, 3PM: Power has been restored to Ipswich properties after a tree branch caused a significant outage on Monday morning.
According to Energex power has been fully restored to 2188 properties.
UPDATE, 11.30AM: Properties across several suburbs in Ipswich remain without power after an incident this morning.
About 1400 customers are without power, down from 2188 about 9am.
Energex technicians are working on emergency repairs.
Brassall is the most-affected suburb, with 1414 customers without power.
An expected time of repair has not been revealed.
EARLIER: More than 2000 properties are without power across Ipswich as the severe heatwave begins to bite.
Energex technicians are investigating as about 2188 homes and businesses are left without power in Ipswich.
The mercury is tipped to hit 39 degrees today, almost 10 degrees higher than other parts of SEQ.
Brassall is the hardest-hit suburb where 2117 outages have been reported.
Energex customers in Blacksoil, Karrabin, Muirlea and Pine Mountain have also been affected.
According to Energex the fault is under investigation but no timeframe for repair has been given.
The Bureau of Meteorology says the mercury will soar to 39C today and 37C on Tuesday, with maximum temperatures set to remain around the mid 30s for the rest of the week.