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Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Pulse: Adelaide’s live news, weather and traffic blog

    Join today Login News Sport Entertainment Business Video Lifestyle Classifieds The Pulse: Adelaide’s live news, weather and traffic blog 11 minutes ago  Editor on duty: Rick Goodman EMERGENCY crews and volunteers are flat out this morning as strong winds tear dozens of trees and branches across the Adelaide Hills and other parts of South Australia. Trees have been uprooted in the Mt Lofty Ranges, southern suburbs and coastal areas overnight, making the roads hazardous early on Monday. The State Emergency Service responded to about 80 call-outs between midnight and 7am, with areas affected including Wistow, Macclesfield and south to Port Elliot. “Certainly we’ve been really busy through the Fleurieu Peninsula and the Mt Lofty ranges,” SES spokesman Jon Carr said. He said the wind had also brought down powerlines in some areas, urging drivers to take care. “There have been lots of trees down so people need to be really careful on the roads this morning as they are heading to work,” he said. “They may be going around a corner and there’s a big tree that’s down. “That’s probably our greatest concern as more people wake and leave their homes this morning.” He expected crews to be called to several more jobs. “As people are getting up and coming outside, we are expecting to get quite a few more jobs come trough, particularly around 7-7.30am,” he said. The weather bureau has issued a severe weather warning for strong winds in the Mt Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and parts of the Adelaide Metropolitan, Yorke Peninsula, Murraylands and Lower South East districts. Northwesterly winds are expected to reach gale force at times, averaging 60-70 km/h with gusts of 90-100 km/h over the warning area for the next few hours. Towns that may be affected include Port Lincoln, Cleve, Minlaton, Kingscote, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Robe and Millicent. Read our live blog below for all the details. Key Events Power crews may take longer to restore power this morning - Because more wild weather and wind is set to come. SA Power Networks are working to assess and restore power with more than 6500 homes currently blacked out, mostly in the Adelaide Hills. More You shall not pass - This big gum tree is blocking Old Princes Hwy in Nairne. More Arrium is PM's first challenge: Weatherill - With the coalition’s imminent return to government, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill says its first challenge will be saving troubled steelmaker Arrium. Mr Weatherill says he’s spoken with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to offer his congratulations on the coalition’s narrow election victory. He says the SA government will work with the commonwealth to advance the prosperity of South Australia. The prime minister must also help Holden workers who will lose their jobs in October when the company ends production of the Cruze passenger car, Mr Weatherill said, and should restore funds cut from health and education. “The election result has sent a clear message that the cuts to funding for schools and hospitals are unsustainable and must be addressed early in the life of this new government,” the premier said. More Widespread blackouts from storms - Thousands of homes are without power in the Adelaide Hills as strong winds damage to power lines and equipment. More than 6,000 homes are blacked out right now, making for a cold and dark morning for many families. This includes about 1500 at Blakiston and Nairne, 1100 at Eden Valley, Mt Pleasant and Sprinton, 1000 in Aldgate, Bradbury and Mylor, 1000 at Oakbank and Balhannah, 700 at Mt Barker, 500 at Green Hills Range and Macclesfield, and 570 at Biggs Flat and Echunga. Let's hope crews restore power before too long. More Tree down across freeway on-ramp in Stirling - There's traffic trouble in Stirling right now because a tree has fallen down on the freeway on-ramp. Expect delays getting out of Stirling this morning. But most importantly drive safe! More SES busy this morning with damaging winds - The State Emergency Service has responded to about 80 call-outs between midnight and 6.45am as windy conditions in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula uprooted numerous trees. SES spokesman Jon Carr said areas affected included Wistow, Macclesfield and south to Port Elliot."Certainly we've been really busy through the Fleurieu Peninsula and the Mt Lofty ranges," he said. He said the wind had also brought down powerlines in some areas and urged motorists to take care. "There have been lots of trees down so people need to be really careful on the roads this morning as they are heading to work because they may be going around a corner and there's a big tree that's down. "That's probably our greatest concern as more people wake and leave their homes this morning." He expected crews to be called to several more jobs. "As people are getting up and coming outside, we are expecting to get quite a few more jobs come through, particularly around 7-7.30am," he said. More Trees down in the Hills as strong winds strike - Dozens of trees and branches have already come down, making the roads hazardous this morning. Be careful driving around the Hills, southern suburbs and coastal areas this morning as there is so much debris on the roads. There are trees down at the following locations: * Tree down on Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Charleston * Tree down on Angas Valley Rd, Mount Pleasant * Multiple trees blocking Cosgrove Rd in Macclesfield * Tree covering Princes Hwy in Kanmatoo int he middle of town * Tree down on Back Callington Rd, Mt Barker summit * Tree blocking Harrogate Rd in Tungkillo, 300m south of Collins Rd * Tree fallen on car on Alexandrina Rd in Finnis * Tree down on Winery Rd, Currency Creek * Tree leaning on power lines on Eden Valley Rd, Mt Pleasant More It's really windy in the Adelaide Hills and other parts of South Australia right now. The weather bureau has issued a severe weather warning for strong winds in the Mt Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and parts of the Adelaide Metropolitan, Yorke Peninsula, Murraylands and Lower South East districts. Northwesterly winds are expected to reach gale force at times, averaging 60-70 km/h with gusts of 90-100 km/h over the warning area for the next few hours. Towns that may be affected include Port Lincoln, Cleve, Minlaton, Kingscote, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Robe and Millicent. The SES advises you to move cars away from trees, tie down loose items and stay indoors while the conditions are severe. More ADVERTISEMENT Article Feed Livefyre Rick Rick Rick Rick Rick Rick 19 minutes ago You shall not pass - This big gum tree is blocking Old Princes Hwy in Nairne. Share Rick Rick 22 minutes ago Arrium is PM's first challenge: Weatherill - With the coalition’s imminent return to government, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill says its first challenge will be saving troubled steelmaker Arrium. Mr Weatherill says he’s spoken with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to offer his congratulations on the coalition’s narrow election victory. He says the SA government will work with the commonwealth to advance the prosperity of South Australia. The prime minister must also help Holden workers who will lose their jobs in October when the company ends production of the Cruze passenger car, Mr Weatherill said, and should restore funds cut from health and education. “The election result has sent a clear message that the cuts to funding for schools and hospitals are unsustainable and must be addressed early in the life of this new government,” the premier said. Share Rick Rick 22 minutes ago Widespread blackouts from storms - Thousands of homes are without power in the Adelaide Hills as strong winds damage to power lines and equipment. More than 6,000 homes are blacked out right now, making for a cold and dark morning for many families. This includes about 1500 at Blakiston and Nairne, 1100 at Eden Valley, Mt Pleasant and Sprinton, 1000 in Aldgate, Bradbury and Mylor, 1000 at Oakbank and Balhannah, 700 at Mt Barker, 500 at Green Hills Range and Macclesfield, and 570 at Biggs Flat and Echunga. Let's hope crews restore power before too long. Share Rick Rick 32 minutes ago Tree down across freeway on-ramp in Stirling - There's traffic trouble in Stirling right now because a tree has fallen down on the freeway on-ramp. Expect delays getting out of Stirling this morning. But most importantly drive safe! Share Rick Rick 50 minutes ago SES busy this morning with damaging winds - The State Emergency Service has responded to about 80 call-outs between midnight and 6.45am as windy conditions in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula uprooted numerous trees. SES spokesman Jon Carr said areas affected included Wistow, Macclesfield and south to Port Elliot."Certainly we've been really busy through the Fleurieu Peninsula and the Mt Lofty ranges," he said. He said the wind had also brought down powerlines in some areas and urged motorists to take care. "There have been lots of trees down so people need to be really careful on the roads this morning as they are heading to work because they may be going around a corner and there's a big tree that's down. "That's probably our greatest concern as more people wake and leave their homes this morning." He expected crews to be called to several more jobs. "As people are getting up and coming outside, we are expecting to get quite a few more jobs come through, particularly around 7-7.30am," he said. Share Rick Rick 56 minutes ago Trees down in the Hills as strong winds strike - Dozens of trees and branches have already come down, making the roads hazardous this morning. Be careful driving around the Hills, southern suburbs and coastal areas this morning as there is so much debris on the roads. There are trees down at the following locations: * Tree down on Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Charleston * Tree down on Angas Valley Rd, Mount Pleasant * Multiple trees blocking Cosgrove Rd in Macclesfield * Tree covering Princes Hwy in Kanmatoo int he middle of town * Tree down on Back Callington Rd, Mt Barker summit * Tree blocking Harrogate Rd in Tungkillo, 300m south of Collins Rd * Tree fallen on car on Alexandrina Rd in Finnis * Tree down on Winery Rd, Currency Creek * Tree leaning on power lines on Eden Valley Rd, Mt Pleasant Share Rick Rick 1 hour ago It's really windy in the Adelaide Hills and other parts of South Australia right now. The weather bureau has issued a severe weather warning for strong winds in the Mt Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and parts of the Adelaide Metropolitan, Yorke Peninsula, Murraylands and Lower South East districts. Northwesterly winds are expected to reach gale force at times, averaging 60-70 km/h with gusts of 90-100 km/h over the warning area for the next few hours. Towns that may be affected include Port Lincoln, Cleve, Minlaton, Kingscote, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Robe and Millicent. The SES advises you to move cars away from trees, tie down loose items and stay indoors while the conditions are severe. Share Rick Rick 1 hour ago Rise and shine South Australia - Welcome to The Pulse live blog. Happy Monday and hope you had a cracking weekend. We'll have the latest local news, weather, traffic, photos and more through the morning so stay tuned. Share Rick Power crews may take longer to restore power this morning - Rick Be patient, the SES are flat out - Now up to more than 120 c 2 New Posts Comments4 Hide comments Livefyre Sign in JonJohn TJohnRichardIanMarkDavidKenneth + Follow Comment Newest | Oldest | Top Comments Jon Jon 14 minutes ago It's Jay and Turbo's state taxes and their union buddies that have stripped Arrium. They need to now live the consequences now that the chooks have come home to roost. If..IF any of my taxes are used to prop up Arrium, I will diligently strip and pillage other areas of the SA economy. FlagShare LikeReply John T John T 21 minutes ago You see on one hand the State Government wanted to save money by using importing steel for its projects in the first place, but it would have been much cheaper and job creative to have used Arium's product in the first place, wouldn't it? Apart from Arium, I didn't see them jumping up and down when Port Stanvac closed down? We are becoming a 'nothing' country, no cars, no oil refinery, and soon no steel. This is all due to our labor laws and work practices; unionization of a country. Why therefore are our house prices skyrocketing? Mr T ignored the homeless in his Budget, and his Government are creating more and more on a daily basis. FlagShare LikeReply David David 1 hour ago As a tax payer if a single cent is wasted trying not to prop up a hopeless lost cause like Arrium I will be disgusted. There is no reason at all to use tax payer money to support private enterprise. In fact the first thing the government should do is take the submarine contract away from SA. 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