JOURNALISTS spend most of their time chasing stories, but on Monday night one just poured through the roof.
During the heavy rain the Eurobodalla Shire has experienced since Sunday afternoon, the Bay Post office in Orient Street was flooded after a torrent of water started to pour through the panels in the roof.
Sales manager, Mark Halliday was working at his computer at around 5.30pm when he noticed water dripping down from the panels.
Suddenly, the leak got heavier and spread down the length of the office, pouring onto computers and other electrical equipment.
The Batemans Bay crew of the NSW Fire Brigade attended the scene and said the flooding was caused by blocked box gutters in the roof that meant the water was pushed down and overflowed through the panels.
Editor, Chris Graham received an electric shock after switching one of the light switches off.
No one else was injured during the incident, but extensive damage was caused to a number of electrical items and the carpet in the office.
There was two car accidents in the slippery conditions on the road yesterday, neither of them resulted in serious injuries.
At 7.30am, a 17-year-old Moruya man lost control of his vehicle when he was heading north along the Princes Highway.
When the man hit the first corner of the “mad mile” he allegedly lost control and swerved, after a kangaroo jumped out in front of the car.
Police said the car crossed the Highway before hitting a guard rail.
Extensive damage was caused to the front of the vehicle and it was towed from the scene. No one was injured in the incident.
Later that morning, a Canberra man was turning right into Explorers Way, Surf Beach when he allegedly hit another vehicle that was heading towards Batemans Bay.
It was initially thought the man in the other vehicle was trapped in his car, although he managed to get out of the vehicle and was conveyed to Batemans Bay Hospital with minor injuries.
Both cars sustained front end damage and were towed from the scene.
The southern end of the Shire received more rain in the past few days and with the rain came the damage.
Motorists reported water over the road on Sunnyside Road, between Tilba Tilba and Mystery Bay. Meringo Road in Bingi had a slippery surface and was fixed by Eurobodalla Shire Council.
Spokesperson for Eurobodalla Shire Council, Phil Herrick said Mummaga Lake was opened up, due to the danger of houses on the waterfront flooding.
Large pools of water was reordered at Corrigans Beach, the bottom of Oceanview Estate, at the back of Lincoln Downs and at the new Batemans Bay Primary School site.
The State Emergency Service had one call out to a home in Tuross on Monday night that had minor flood damage.
Spokesperson for Country Energy, Nicole Leedham said no major damage was cause by the heavy rain.
“There was no lines down, but there was some problems with high voltage fuses around the Narooma area,” Ms Leedham said.
“On Sunday night, 17 rural customers power was out for around 1.5 hours.”
“The south coast got off lightly compared to Goulburn, which experienced troubles with the snowfall.”
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