Rain­ing cats and dogs

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY EMMA PRIOR

Yar­ra­wonga re­ceived a del­uge of spring rain last Thurs­day af­ter­noon, re­sult­ing in flash flood­ing and street clo­sures.

The Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy re­ported 42.2mm of rain fall­ing in the 24 hours be­tween 9am Thurs­day to 9am Fri­day.

Most of that fell in just an hour or two on Thurs­day af­ter­noon with drains in some streets, in­clud­ing Bel­more Street, un­able to cope with the heavy falls.

Shop­pers scur­ried to move cars as the gut­ters filled and foot­paths were sub­merged.

Wa­ter cov­ered res­i­den­tial roads in sev­eral ar­eas, in­clud­ing Witt Street and Mur­phy Street, re­sult­ing in short term clo­sures.

The in­ter­sec­tion of the Mur­ray Valley High­way and Bel­more Street was also hit hard with ve­hi­cles strug­gling to drive through the flood wa­ters.

Thank­fully the wa­ter sub­sided quickly af­ter the storm pro­duced the high­est rain­fall for Oc­to­ber so far, with more show­ers pre­dicted for the re­main­der of the month.

Un­ex­pected wa­ter views to­ward the Yar­ra­wonga Town Hall on Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

Bel­more Street foot­paths were sub­merged as the drains strug­gled to cope with the heavy rain­fall.

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