Bridgetown bushfire emergency warning downgraded in south west after lightning strikes LONG STREET: A lightning strike on New Year’s Eve has knocked down all electric street lights in the CBD. Police received a number of reports of lightning strikes in central and south east Longreach overnight. Emergency services had to rush to fix the street lights in Broadmeadows, Beaconsfield, Mount Gambier, Broadmeadows and Ashford in Broadmeadows, at 8.30pm on New Year’s Eve. media_camera The light poles were downed by lightning in Long Street on New Year’s Eve. Picture: John Wylie. But it is not yet known if the lights were the target of the strike. media_camera Emergency crews work at Long Street lights after being knocked down by lightning on […]