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Wild weather prompts road warning across Tasmania

Wednesday October 16, 2013 - 15:19 EDT
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Power was cut to 1,000 Aurora customers in the state's north. (File photo) - ABC

Winds gusts of more than 100 kilometres an hour in Tasmania are causing hazards on the roads, bringing down trees and disrupting power supplies.

The Bureau of Meteorology says its severe weather warning for damaging winds is current until this evening.

The bureau has recorded wind gusts of more 135 kph on Mount Wellington, while in Hobart they have reached 109 kph.

Senior forecaster Vicki Lucas says conditions will not ease for another few hours.

"The worst of the windy weather will be until about 6pm or so this evening and then it should start to gradually ease off," she said.

The strong winds have cut power in parts of northern Tasmania.

Aurora Energy is trying to restore electricity to 1,000 customers in Relbia and Evandale and 770 at Avoca, Fingal, Mathinna, Gladstone, Musselroe Bay and Eddystone Point.


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