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Heavy Rains Cause Traffic Chaos Across Sydney

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Australia
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Stuck in a truck ... fire fighters had to be rescued from flood waters in Leppington. Photograph Matt Black Productions

The state has been saturated with the AVERAGE RAINFALL FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF FEBRUARY FALLING IN JUST FOUR DAYS. Heavy rain caused peak hour traffic chaos across Sydney this morning, with a fire truck being used to rescue a motorist in Sydney's southwest becoming caught in flood waters. The fire truck was taken by the water and
remained stuck, a tow truck later called to rescue the rescue vehicle.

With more than 100mm of rain falling in parts of Sydney in the 24 hours to 9am (AEDT) today, floodwaters cut off some major roads and made for hazardous conditions throughout Sydney, the Illawarra region and the south coast.



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