Storm causes outages, damage

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WILD STORM CUTS THE POWER MANY residents throughout the Strathbogie region spent their weekend in darkness with a loss of power for several hours due to a severe storm that raced through the North East on Saturday. While this vehicle in Mayors Creek, Nagambie didn’t fare too well, there were no injuries reported fortunately. More on page 3. PHOTO: Nicole-Sly Zee Sylvester

NEARLY every township throughout the Strathbogie region was plunged into darkness after a severe thunderstorm raced through the region this past Saturday.

The storm, which arrived at around 4pm, did much of its damage in Avenel, with huge trees uprooted throughout the town due to wind that pushed 100 kilometres per hour.

Avenel, Euroa, Violet Town, Nagambie and parts of Strathbogie townships all were without power for several hours as Ausnet scrambled to restore services, with the majority of towns getting power back at around 1.30am.

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