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Victoria hit with wild weekend winds

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Thousands of Victorians remain without electricity this morning after the state was lashed by wild winds.

A Millgrove woman was killed when a tree crashed into her home.

The weather event also shut down Melbourne Airport briefly on Sunday.

The Cranbourne Cup was also abandoned.

3AW listener Daphne sent in this photo from the Botanic Gardens.

3AW listener Daphne sent in this photo from the Botanic Gardens.

More than 100,000 properties, mainly in Melbourne’s outer east, were left without power.

Many thousand still had no electricity on Monday morning.

Senior Forecaster Rod Dixon, from the weather bureau, told 3AW News it hadn’t been that windy across such a wide area since April 2008.

Gusts up to 122km/h were recorded at Mount Hotham at4.30pm on Sunday.

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