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Wintry blast: Major roads flooded, state lashed as the weather turns on Victoria

Image: Flooding under the West Gate Freeway at Montague St

Heavy rain has caused minor flooding over roads while damaging winds with gusts in excess of 120 kilometres an hour continue to lash parts of the state.

Wind gusts of up to 120km/h (Mount William) have been recorded in Victoria, with 65km/h winds (Tullamarine and St Kilda) in the metropolitan area.

MELBOURNE RAIN TOTALS

  • CBD: 17mm
  • Avalon: 27.6mm
  • Ferny Creek: 24mm
  • Laverton: 20mm
  • Essendon: 13mm

The wet and cold weather in expected to remain throughout the weekend, with a severe weather warning remaining in place.

Flooded roads are causing traffic chaos across Melbourne (pictured above, flooding under the West Gate Freeway at Montague St).

Two people were killed in separate crashes overnight.

A motorcyclist hit a tree on the median strip of the Princes Highway at Oakleigh East.

Meanwhile, a man stepped in front of a truck, killing himself and setting off a chain of events that’s left another motorist with serious injuries on the Monash Freeway outbound at Mount Waverley.

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