Wild weather lashes the Coast

January 18, 2024 9:45 am in by

The State Emergency Service responded to 13 call-outs across the Coast on Wednesday and while the worst is over, possible damaging westerly winds today in exposed areas, could cause further issues.

The Devonport City Council has closed all its sports grounds, many of which were flooded yesterday, with gravel and debris causing issues for motorists on Bellamy’s Road, Forthside Road and Pumping Station Road.

Sections of the Bass Highway were impacted by water on Wednesday morning, while the weather may have been a factor in a single vehicle crash at Sisters Hills.

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No injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, Ulverstone’s iconic War Memorial Clock Tower was knocked out of action by the rain, with the Central Coast Council working to rectify the fault.

Sheffield recorded 46.6 mm or rainfall between 6 and 9 am on Wednesday, while according to the Bureau of Meteorology, other significant rainfalls across the Coast were reported in the 24 hours to 3 pm on Wednesday, including 35mm in Devonport, 38mm mm Burnie, 31mm at Wynyard, 47mm at Yolla, 70mm at Gawler, and 42 mm at Railton.