IN the midst of the cold snap, South Gippsland and Bass Coast really felt the severe downpour that caused flooding across the local area, causing several road closures.
The bitterly cold temperatures, damaging winds and hail storms were fast approaching, and residents were warned to stay inside and off the dangerous roads.
The Sentinel-Times asked readers on Facebook to post photos of how they have been affected by the weekend’s weather.
Many users were also helping one another to identify which areas were flooded.
Within the South Gippsland Shire, Mossvale Park and playgrounds at Berrys Creek were underwater with levels rising above fence line.
Large waves on top of this throughout the coast led to further coastal erosion and minor inundation with warnings for people to stay away from coastlines.
Damage was caused to the Korrine Road and Kongwak Road at Glen Alvie due to the heavy downpour and damaging winds across Victoria, with wind gusts in excess of 90km/h.
A road closure was in place between the Glen Alvie Recreation reserve and the north end of Korrine Road, due to a landslip under the road surface where dirt and bitumen had washed away.
The road was closed to all through traffic and detours onto the unsealed road of Korrine Road were in place for local traffic only. Drivers were urged to only travel on this road if necessary.
The additional roads affected within Bass Coast by the severe downpour were, Heslop Road, Wonthaggi – at the intersection of Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road; Pinkerton Road, Wonthaggi; Loch Wonthaggi Road, Wonthaggi; McCraws Rd, Wattle Bank; Pyramid Rock Road, Phillip Island; and Wonthaggi-Inverloch Road.
The South Gippsland Shire saw closures in Stewart and Dunlops Road and Middle Tarwin between Breens Road and McRae Road due to severe flooding.
With roads now open, residents are urged to follow advice from emergency services, follow detours and drive safe on the roads.
Bitterly cold, damaging floods – South Gippsland and Bass Coast