Parts of Victoria hit by damaging winds
Parts of the state are being lashed by wild winds as a cold front moves across Victoria.
Wind gusts of up to 100 km/h are forecast.
Strong winds are being felt across Melbourne.
Severe thunderstorms and damaging winds could impact the Kyneton, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne, Wonthaggi and Bacchus Marsh areas.
Caller Andrew told Denis Walter the wind gusts were 80km/hr in Geelong.
“It’s very bad here in Geelong, lightning, thunder and pouring rain,” he said.
So far, there’s been reports of:
- Powerlines down in Cheltenham, which has Warrigal Road closed in both directions between Centre Dandenong and Kingston roads.
- Power outages in Corrigan Road Noble Park
- Speeds are down to 60km/hr on the West Gate due to the high winds
- Trees down, including one on a car at Tooronga Train Station
- Wind gusts of up to 122km/hr across Port Phillip, according to the Bureau of Meteorology
WILD WINDS: The person who owns this silver car, parked at Tooronga train station, doesn’t know a tree has fallen on it. A good samaritan called SES to clean up the mess. Volunteers are now on the scene… @tennewsmelb pic.twitter.com/1HdGTmSgOF
— Kristina Costalos (@kcostalos) July 17, 2018
⚠ UPDATE Glen Iris Station: To those passengers on the train at Glen Iris, there is a fallen tree in front of the train. We’re working towards getting your train back to Gardiner Station.
— Metro Trains (@metrotrains) July 17, 2018