Wild winds cause havoc in Ballarat

MEGA GALLERY: Wild winds lash Ballarat
Nanjing Night Net

THE roof of the Ballarat Showgrounds has been blown off, while most of the city is affected by power outages.

The CFA advice is to stay away from the showgrounds, with the roofingblown onto powerlines.

Wild weather causes havoc around Ballarat.

Emergency crews on scene in Howitt Street where part of the roof of the Ballarat Showgrounds has blown off. Picture: Jeremy Bannister.

Police on scene in Howitt Street where part of the roof of the Ballarat Showgrounds has blown off. Picture: Lachlan Bence.

Police on scene in Howitt Street where part of the roof of the Ballarat Showgrounds has blown off. Picture: Lachlan Bence.

Police on scene in Howitt Street where part of the roof of the Ballarat Showgrounds has blown off. Picture: Lachlan Bence.

Police on scene in Howitt Street where part of the roof of the Ballarat Showgrounds has blown off. Picture: Lachlan Bence.

Emergency crews on scene in Howitt Street where part of the roof of the Ballarat Showgrounds has blown off. Picture: Jeremy Bannister.

Emergency crews on scene in Howitt Street where part of the roof of the Ballarat Showgrounds has blown off. Picture: Jeremy Bannister.

CFA crews in Howitt Street where part of the roof of the Ballarat Showgrounds has blown off. Picture: Lachlan Bence.

CFA crews in Howitt Street where part of the roof of the Ballarat Showgrounds has blown off. Picture: Lachlan Bence.

CFA crews in Howitt Street where part of the roof of the Ballarat Showgrounds has blown off. Picture: Lachlan Bence.

Powercor has 6400 customers currently affected across the Ballarat region. Power is expected to be restored by 7pm.

Ballarat police are directing traffic at intersections where traffic lights are down.

They have warned motorists to drive with care but say they’re not aware of any serious accidents.

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— Laura Shaw (@LauraShaw19) August 16, 2013This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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