16 Oct 2010

Gales cut power in Queensland

10:01 pm on 16 October 2010

Power has been cut to thousands of homes by gale-force winds in southern Queensland.

Police say the wild weather toppled trees, causing a car crash on the Burnett Highway near Eidsvold shortly before 3am on Saturday.

The ABC reports wind gusts of more than 80km/h at both the Toowoomba and Brisbane airports, and even higher ones on Moreton Bay.

The Bureau of Meteorology says conditions should ease later in the day.