Winter blast hits to welcome spring
FOR a brief time Heathcote was turned into a winter wonderland on Monday when the heavens opened and hail fell over the area. Samara Johnson was one resident able to capture the resulting scenes. ‘‘I’ve got twins and they thought it was snowing outside with how white the grass was from the hail,’’ Samara said. ‘‘There was heavy rain for about fifteen minutes, then it was lighter for another fifteen before the hail hit.’’ The Bureau of Meteorology reported 2.6mm of rain for Heathcote.