Dozens of people have called for help after a thunderstorm
The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) received 30 calls
for help on Christmas Eve.
In Oxley, families were forced from their homes because of
Four houses had to be evacuated after two gas leaks were
discovered on Newman Morris Circuit.
Firefighters put a 50 to 100-metre exclusion zone in place as
they waited for repairmen to arrive.
In Florey, a fallen tree caused damage to several houses in
Part of the tree crashed through the roof of one home and
into the lounge room.
ACT Rural Fire Service crews, the ACTSES and ACT Fire &
Rescue will help families clean up through the night.
Just before 7pm (local time) yesterday, the Bureau of
Meteorology cancelled a severe thunderstorm warning for
Canberra and Queanbeyan.
The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms had passed, the
Bureau said, but a more general thunderstorm warning remained
in place for parts of NSW and the ACT.
Authorities later said the Oxley residents were being allowed
to return to their homes.