NSW Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 1:56 am Saturday, 6 April 2019.

DAMAGING WINDS FOR ALPS ABOVE 1500 METRES

Weather Situation: A cold front is approaching the Alpine areas.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are expected for elevations above 1500 metres this morning.

Winds are expected to ease during the Saturday afternoon.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.

Locations which may be affected include Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass and Thredbo.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.


 

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