City-wide blackout as lightning shuts down power network

WATER FUN: Noah, Archie, Jeremy, Jack and Nick wade through knee deep water in a storm retention basin at Conroe Heights. The basin temporarily resembled a lake after more than 50mm of rain was dumped on Mount Gambier in just five days. Picture: MOLLY TAYLOR

MORE than 19,000 customers were hit by a power black-out in Mount Gambier on Saturday, which was the second outage in a week.

The outage occurred


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