Water sweeps away cars and more than 13,000 properties lose power as storm also prompts cold snap in south-east
Wild weather caused flash flooding in Hobart on Friday morning, with cars swept away and emergency crews responding to hundreds of calls for help.
Police said the city centre was hit hard, forcing the closure of many roads and, with more heavy rain expected on Friday, motorists were urged to stay off roads.
Streets turned into fast-flowing rivers, with water surging inside homes and businesses. Two evacuation centres were set up as State Emergency Service crews worked to prioritise hundreds of calls for assistance.
Video from Hobart’s CBD in Campbell Street just sent to me
Disastrous scene down on Macquarie st . Roughly 16 cars washed down the street and damaged by . Roads closed. Reports of electricity in water
staff try to sweep floodwaters out of the flooded Old Woolstore Hotel in Hobart’s CBD
: Flooding now impacting some UTAS Sandy Bay buildings. This video is from the Engineering building
Hope all safe after a wild night in . Taroona like so many places lost power, but Hinsby Beach picked up a fish farm.
Snow business, south of
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... in Oberon
Snow falling in Oberon. Has been for hours. It’s getting thicker and thicker on the ground.