Crews kept busy as lightning knocks out power

ERGON Energy field response crews have been kept busy after more than 53,000 lightning strikes were recorded over the past three days during storm activity across central Queensland.

Successive overnight storm activity since Sunday has resulted in customers being affected by storm damage and power outages, some for prolonged periods.

Particularly affected are rural areas around Miriam Vale, Monto, Biloela, Moura, across the Central Highlands and around Rockhampton.

In some instances customers have been affected on consecutive occasions, with power supply interrupted after equipment was damaged by intense lightning strikes.



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