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Severe storm lashes south-east Queensland, causing power cuts

By James Brown

South-east Queensland was lashed by hail and over 10,000 lightning strikes as a severe thunderstorm hit the area yesterday, bringing power outages to over 1,000 homes and businesses.

Over 4,500 homes had lost power when the severe storms hit the capital about 2:30pm yesterday afternoon and moved towards the coast. By the evening, 1,200 remained without power on the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay and the Gold Coast. Hail fell at Esk, north-west of Brisbane, and at Kurwongbah, Morayfield and a number of Brisbane suburbs, however there are no reports of damage.

Flights at Brisbane Airport were delayed and there were reports of road accidents at Chermside, Greenslopes and Auchenflower. Motorists on the M1 and Gympie Road also suffered delays.

The thunderstorm came just days after a system over Logan and Brisbane brought golf-ball-sized hail to Indooroopilly.

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