The situation is being closely monitored and further detailed warnings will be issued as necessary," it said at 5pm. There have been reports of trees and branchs fallen on the Barton Highway, south of Murrumbateman that is affecting traffic flow. A branch has blocked the street on Tunney Crescent in Florey. A local resident, who wished not to be named, said her son had just walked past with their dog when the branch fell. "He could have been killed," she said.
The resident said she held concerns about the trees in the street, which were getting old and said that today's incident was about the "fifteenth time a branch has fallen from one of the broad acres trees".
The SES are on site clearing the fallen branch. At 7pm, the SES were called to seven jobs which included trees down and leaking roofs. The number is expected to rise as Canberrans head home from work. ACT fire fighter, Mark Welsh was driving to check on his home when he came across what he said looked like a "tornado" from Yass River Road, looking back towards Murrumbateman. "I was at a friends place helping him with some building and on the Yass River road this massive storm had come up over the hill and hit us, it was unbelieve," Mr Welsh said.
Damaging winds of up to 92km/h had been detected at Condobolin at 2.40pm, and 98km/h at Parkes at 4pm.
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