Lightning stopped trains, caused fire and blackouts

Fire and rescue vehicles attended the garage fi re caused by a lightning strikeFire and rescue vehicles attended the garage fi re caused by a lightning strike

A severe electrical storm hit the Peninsula at around 6:30 pm on Monday, April 2, and lightning caused power outages around Booker Bay and Orange Grove.

Fire and Rescue units attended a garage fire in Woy Woy that was caused by a lightning strike. No trains were running between Hornsby and Gosford in both directions due to lightning strikes damaging overhead equipment at Hawkesbury River, but the service was quickly restored and buses were not needed.

SOURCE: Website, 2 Apr 2018 State Emergency Service, Gosford

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