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Take care on the roads

A SEVERE thunderstorm overnight has left water and debris on roads in New Norfolk and surrounding areas. A storm warning for most of the state’s eastern half was issued at about 10.30 last night (Saturday) and this was followed by a severe thunderstorm warning specifically for Hobart and surrounds. Both warnings were cancelled at 1.40am.

The Bureau of Meteorology reported that 27.4mm of rain had fallen in Hobart between 11.15pm and 1.15am and a similar total was reported at Strathgordon during an earlier two-hour period.

Tasmania Police has warned that reduced visibility in heavy rain will make road conditions dangerous during
Sunday in parts of the Upper Derwent Valley and other forecast district. The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
  • Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the police.

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