.

By LUKE VOOGT

STRONG winds wrought havoc in Ocean Grove and the Bellarine on 18 March, felling several trees and causing traffic hazards on major roads.
An SES crew removed broken branches from a tree in Tuckfield Street just after 2pm, closing one lane which caused minor delays.
The broken branches had not yet fallen on the road, but the crew removed them in a matter of minutes, preventing injury or further damage.
Bellarine SES Controller Dion Henderson said gusts of wind up to 90km/h kept his crews busy all afternoon across the Peninsula.
“It’s been constant – we’ve got two trucks out at the moment,” he said.
“It doesn’t take our crews long to remove the trees.”
SES crews also removed fallen trees in Mannerim, Marcus Hill, Wallington, Drysdale and Swan Bay.
Fallen trees created traffic hazards on roads including the Bellarine Highway, and Swan Bay and Murradoc Roads.

Comments are closed.

More News

Acclaimed Ocean Grove author Lisa Ireland will discuss her new book ‘The Shape of Us’ at Bookgrove on Friday 5 May. ...

Ocean Grove’s new mobile phone chargers and free wi-fi access points are up and running. Ocean Grove Business Association ...

Ocean Grovers dug deep for this year’s Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. The town raised a mammoth $33,455.42 ...

Queen of Tarts is not the typical sort of cafe you would expect to find in Ocean Grove. Although owner ...

Ocean Grove-based organisation Destination Dreaming has expanded its programs to include individuals, families and corporates, as concern grows at the ...

A strategy that beat overnight store burglaries in Ocean Grove is on the way to Geelong, police have revealed. Police ...

Latest Sport

Ocean Grove bounced back from successive defeats and produced a clinical performance with its 97-point win over Newcomb under lights ...

OCEAN GROVE JUNIOR NETBALL ROUND 4 Many of the Grove junior teams had a bye in Round 4. 15U Section 1: Ocean Grove 37 ...

Ocean Grove enjoyed four wins out of five in the senior netball against Newcomb in Round 4. The weather was calm ...