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Gosford Drenched With Half Feb’s Rain Total In One Day

Calls for driver safety in downpour

Gosford Drenched With Half Feb’s Rain Total In One Day

The Coast has received an absolute drenching, as Gosford’s recorded its wettest day since March last year.

We've had just under 85mm of rain in the town over the 24 hours to 9 this morning.

That's more than half the average Feb rainfall in just one day.

While Wyong's north managed an impressive 72mm too.

The downpour’s seen nearly call-outs to the SES across both Gosford and Wyong overnight, with leaking roofs the main issue.

The Weather Bureau's expects things to ease up as the day goes on though, with a rain band on the way over the state’s north east.

Meantime, emergency services are asking us to ease up on the accelerator, driving on the Coast’s roads today.

It follows a string of incidents on the M1, including a car spinning to hit a median strip at Mount White.

No one was injured.

Tuggerah Lakes Chief Inspector Col Lott says we should always drive to conditions.

“With the heavy rain and winds there can be storm and tempest damage,” he said.

“You’d never know what to expect driving around the corner; there could be trees down, wires down and you’ve got to be careful.”

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