Great Southern records heavy rain over night

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Albany Highway near Williams has water over the road in some areas.
Camera IconAlbany Highway near Williams has water over the road in some areas. Credit: Joel Colgate

The Great Southern was hammered with rain over night with Williams and Wagin both recording more than 100mm of rainfall, while the Bureau of Meteorology has announced a severe weather warning for large parts of the region today.

Williams saw 128.8mm of rainfall over night and Wagin had 117.8mm, BOM has predicted 110mm could fall in Albany today and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rainfall throughout the Great Southern.

Within the City of Albany, Old Boundary Road and Stockwell Road in the Wellstead area have water over the road, however have not been closed with the City urging drivers to take caution.

Shire of Plantagenet chief executive Rob Stewart said the Shire had closed all unsealed roads for vehicles over 4.5 tonnes and that will be reviewed at midday.

A number of roads in the region have been closed including Chester Pass Road (Various locations north of Stirling Range National Park), Formby South Road, Broomehill-Gnowangerup Road (Ongerup to Great Southern Highway), Gnowangerup Jerramungup Road (Broomehill to Jerramungup), Great Southern Highway (Katanning to Broomehill).

Much of WA has been put on flood watch, with widespread downpours across the state including as much as 85mm of rainfall in Perth over the next two days.

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