Lightning strike brings down rail boom gates

Lightning has brought down rail boom gates at Habana-Farleigh.
Lightning has brought down rail boom gates at Habana-Farleigh.

RAIN and storms are causing havoc in the region, with a lightning strike bringing down rail boom gates at Farleigh.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads advised at 2pm that the rail boom gates at the Habana-Farleigh level crossing are down and the road blocked due to a lightning strike.

Maintenance crews are in attendance.

Rowallan Park (Farleigh) has received 50mm of rain since 9am this morning.

Marion-Eton Rd is also currently closed at Sandy Creek due to water being approximately 300mm over the road.

TMR advised motorists not to drive in flood waters.

Roads closed as of 3pm, Monday January 30, 2017

  • Heath Road, Glenella at Windmill Crossing
  • Golflinks Road, Beaconsfield at Golflinks Crossing
  • Marian - Eton Road (Eton is closed at Sandy Creek)
  • Barrie's Lane, Homebush

Rainfall totals to 9am Monday 30/01/17:

  • Greenmount: 84mm
  • Walkerston: 77mm
  • Mt Vince West: 77mm
  • Dumbleton Rocks: 61mm
  • Kinchant Dam: 60mm
  • Mirani Weir: 55mm
  • Boldon Mirani Rd: 49mm

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