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Steady rain creates localised flooding.

STEADY rain caused the temporary closure of Mount Clay Rd yesterday after more than 30mm of rain fell between 9am on Wednesday and 9am yesterday.

The Portland Airport Bureau of Meteorology weather station recorded 35mm of rain and Cape Nelson 31mm, topping up water storage levels further after 25mm had fallen from Sunday to Monday.

Police requested that a 6km stretch of Mount Clay Rd between Woolwash Rd Heywood and Tower Rd Tyrendarra was closed due to water over the road, and Wattle Hill Creek also burst its banks at Kerrs Rd Portland, causing water over the road there and warning signs to be installed.

Water started leaking through a skylight at a Gorae Rd property in Gorae West at 12.40pm yesterday and a flooding drain on Narrawong’s main road, Windham St, caused concerns at 1pm yesterday, prompting Portland SES volunteers to assist.

SES volunteers had also been called out to a potential flood at Clarke St, Portland, at about 9pm on Wednesday however they were not required, and they cleared a tree from Settlers Rd Tyrendarra at 3am yesterday.

Less rain is forecast in the coming days.

For flood and storm emergencies phone SES on 132 500; for life-threatening emergencies call 000.

For information about flood preparedness, go to

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