Rain brings relief from heat, SES responds to incidents

It will be cloudy and possible showers are forecast by the BoM for the rest of the week. Photo: Neha Attre

It will be cloudy and possible showers are forecast by the BoM for the rest of the week. Photo: Neha Attre

The rainfall over the weekend brought some respite from the hot weather conditions.

On Monday, crews were on the ground to assess the impact of the weather.

Heavy rainfall and strong winds affected the movement of traffic and led to the closure of roads at several locations.

Murrumbateman Road, a kilometer past Dicks Creek Road, was closed. It was later opened to traffic, Yass Valley Council notified at around 2:15pm.

Other roads that were closed include Laverstock Road, Bowning, Shingle Hill Way, Greenwood Road.

Meanwhile, Keirs Road was blocked as well due to a large log blocking the crossing. It was open to traffic at around 4:15pm.

Over the weekend, SES units in Yass valley responded to five incidents.

They received calls about two large trees falling down in Murrumbateman, one in Good Hope and two calls of roof damage in Yass due to strong winds.

Power lines were down on Walgrove road on Sunday afternoon, which could only be fixed after a couple of hours by the Essential Energy crew.

The small dam at Yass local Andrew Henell's property on Wargeila Road filled up after the rain. Photo: Andrew Henell

The small dam at Yass local Andrew Henell's property on Wargeila Road filled up after the rain. Photo: Andrew Henell

"Essential Energy crews responded to an unplanned power outage affecting 100 customers in Yass on Sunday afternoon," Darren Basterfield, Operations Manager, South Eastern, said.

"Network protection equipment activated just after 4pm. Crews identified that serve weather caused a tree to fall on overhead powerlines.

"Essential Energy crews worked in challenging conditions to make repairs and restored power to call customers by 5.25pm.

"Customers are encouraged to report power outages by calling Essential Energy on 13 20 80."

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, it will be cloudy and possible showers are forecast for the Southern Tablelands area for the rest of the week.

Yass Valley Council has decided to postpone the Coronation Park opening from February 11 to 19 due to the weather forecast for tomorrow as it will remain partly cloudy with high chances of showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm.

Andrew Henell, a resident from Wargeila Road recorded a rainfall of 41mm at his property, which is located 3.5km from the city.

A small dam on his property, which had dried out, refilled after the rains.