Local News 21st April 2017

23 today with rain & thunderstorms

Local News 21st April 2017

A motor vehicle accident on the Sturt Highway Bridge between Mildura and Buronga had local traffic on hold for two hours yesterday afternoon as motorists lined up to cross the border.

Emergency services were called to the scene close to 4pm it's unknown how many vehicles were involved in the crash or if anyone sustained injuries - but it took 2 hours before the motorists were again given the go ahead.

The accident serves as a stern reminder for drivers to take it slow on our roads and make sure your headlights are on over the next few days as heavy rain has made for dangerous driving conditions.

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With showers continuing throughout the morning the Weather Bureau says were in for another wet 24 hours.

The regions been issued with a severe weather warning with heavy rainfall and flash flooding expected.

As of this morning Mildura had seen more than 22 mil and experts say today it could be more like 50.

Motorists are advised to go slow and take extra care in the wet road conditions after a number of collisions yesterday.

The rain should ease by tomorrow morning as the weather system passes.


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The Coalition Government has begun its decentralisation process.

Regional Development Minister Fiona Nash asking cabinet ministers like Murray MP Damian Drum to find out if any department agencies can relocate staff to regional centres

Ms Nash says decentralisation is a good way to boost Australia's regional communities.

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The federal government's subsidy for the vital service has fallen to less than $17 a week for most elderly recipients -- which is unsustainable for their consumers and Meals on Wheels providers in Sunraysia.

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And in local sport.

Sunraysia Footballers and Netballers enter the second round of the season tomorrow.

Irymple will play Mildura at Henshilwood Oval.

Wentworth will take on Merbein.

Ouyen play Imperials and Red Cliffs and South Mildura have the late game at Quandong Park.

Robinvale-Euston have the bye this weekend.

That’s the latest in local news.

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