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Drivers urged take care as weather wreaks havoc in Shepparton

By Shepparton News

Drivers are being urged to take care as heavy rain falls across Shepparton.

Authorities warn there could be flooding in some streets and say motorists should drive to the conditions.

State Emergency Services has received dozens of calls for help, most of which have related to damage to buildings, water flowing into properties, fallen trees and minor localised flooding. The storm on Sunday night also caused damage to a number of medical clinics in Shepparton.

Princess Park Clinic Practice Manager Leanne Taylor said heavy rain had damaged eight of their rooms as well as expensive equipment including an audiology machine and electric beds.

Shepparton recorded about 12 mm of rain in half an hour on Sunday afternoon and there is a small chance of rain expected tomorrow but less than 1mm is predicted.