More than 30-thousand people across Sydney and outlying regions without power after ferocious storm.
“Lots of record setting, coldest ever temps across southern Australia,” says reader Ray Baney.
“Closed Sydney international airport last night.
“Winds gusting over 105 kph.
“Massive Snow falls in higher elevations, power outages, roads closed.
Up to 15 cm (6 inches) of snow were recorded in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.
The Great Western Highway was closed in both directions due to snow and ice on the road.
The NSW south coast was hit hardest by rainfall, with 170mm at Lake Conjola and 145mm at Ulladulla.
Sydney’s southern suburbs were also drenched, with 138 millimetres of rain at Sans Souci.
See entire article, entitled “Snow, flooding and lightning: Wild weather sweeps NSW”
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