Drivers urged to avoid Johnson Road, Forestdale after tree brought down powerlines

FALLEN TREE: Johnson Road at Forestdale is closed this afternoon.

FALLEN TREE: Johnson Road at Forestdale is closed this afternoon.

MOTORISTS are being urged to avoid Johnson Road at Forestdale this afternoon as a large tree has fallen, taking powerlines with it, and is blocking the road.

Emergency services were called to the scene about 11.30am.

Police sent two crews to the scene. Drivers are being diverted along Paradise Road and Forestdale Drive.

The resulting power outage from the fallen lines is affecting 28 customers, Energex said.

The clean-up is expected to take several hours.

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