Wild weather lashes Canberra and surrounding regions


The ACT SES has responded to 112 calls for help following last night’s severe storm.

Belconnen and Woden were the worst affected areas in the ACT – with many residents reporting leaking roofs and fallen trees.

Murrumbateman also suffered, with one of the worst homes hit reporting a tree branch through the roof.

A garage shed also flew over a fence and landed upside down, while gutters were torn off and fence palings were blown away.

Emergency services have worked through the night to clear fallen power lines, with a number of homes in the area still without power.