Tim Blair reports:
MightyÂ storminess across Melbourne:
Roads were blanketed in ice so thick it looked like snow.
Cars were forced to a halt in the city centre.
Emergency services were in meltdown.
Reports of damage started flooding in from across the city, including caved-in roofs. Early reports were that Etihad Stadium’s roof had partially collapsed.
Highpoint shopping centre was evacuated.
A car was reportedly stuck under a bridge on Kensington Rd, Ascot Vale. The West Gate Freeway on-off ramps were in gridlock.
Most train and tram services were cut off.
At Flemington racecourse there were reports that a champion horse had been spooked by the storm and broken its neck. The Super Saturday meeting was abandoned.
The 3pm AFL NAB Cup game between Brisbane and Geelong at Visy Park was cancelled.
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