Melbourne homes flooded as city shivers through cold snap

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A home has been flooded with water after a dam burst in Melbourne’s north this afternoon, as the city shivers through a brutal cold snap.

SES were called to Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn, around 3pm after reports a dam near the street had failed.

One home’s loungeroom has been flooded after water came gushing through the front door.


Several other properties have also experienced flash-flooding in their backyards, the SES said.

Another home in the nearby suburb of Westmeadows has also been inundated, with water shown gushing from the front of the property.

The flooding comes amid the city’s wettest day of winter so far, with five millimetres falling in the city gauge overnight.

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Isolated falls have been even greater in some parts of the metropolitan area, with the airport receiving nearly 25 millimetres since 2am.

VicRoads have warned drivers across the state to take care on the roads as a result of low visibility.

Showers are expected to continue this afternoon and tonight, before clearing later tomorrow.

Temperatures will also be a touch greater than the maximum of 13 degrees today, with a  top of 14 degrees forecast.


Source: 9 News

19 June 2018
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