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Adelaide's Wild Day Of Severe Storms

More than 3000 sandbags have been handed out around the metropolitan area as the State Emergency Service is currently dealing with flooding, particularly around the Port Adelaide and Birkenhead areas.

Cars have been stranded in water on submerged roads around Port Adelaide and police have shut down some streets while emergency services have been pumping water away.

The SES has responded to 80 calls of flooding salvage due to the severe weather that continues to lash SA.

Flooding at residential properties has also been reported in the southern suburbs, and in other areas around the state including Reynella, Woodside and Goolwa.

The bureau advises that damaging winds, averaging 50-60 km/h with gusts in excess of 90km/h are possible over the next several hours, particularly with showers and thunderstorms.

The potential for flooding continues tonight as an abornmally high tide rolls in.

Councils at Birkenhead, Noarlunga, Mt Barker, Tea Tree Gully, Campbelltown, Gumeracha and Enfield have made sandbags available.

Several trees fell across roads south of Adelaide on Thursday morning, including Flagstaff Hill Rd in Middleton, Goolwa Rd in Currency Creek and Meechi Rd in Bletchley.

A flood watch remains in place across the Mt Lofty Ranges, particularly the upper Onkaparinga River at Oakbank,where minor flooding could occur this afternoon.

There is also a 20 to 25 per cent chance of snowfall on the highest peaks of Mt Lofty on Friday, with the temperature is expected to drop as low as 2C.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees; 
* Secure or put away loose items around your property. 
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water; 
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains; 
* Stay indoors, away from windows, while conditions are severe. 

More rain is predicted for Friday along with possible snowfall on Mt Lofty ahead of another cold weekend.


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