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Ferries running between Circular Quay and Manly have been cancelled in both directions as Sydney gets set for an onslaught of wild weather this afternoon.
The ferries have been cancelled because of large swells and replacement buses are in service.
It comes as the Sydney area prepares this afternoon to be hit with gale force winds and heavy rain this afternoon.
Bad weather has already hit other areas of Sydney, with airlines warning customers that the weather is expected to impact flights in and out of Sydney Airport.
Both Qantas and Virgin have tweeted that passengers should keep an eye on their websites to see if their flights are going to be affected.
All road traffic has been stopped between Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
A car hit a power pole and flipped over this morning, closing part of the Great Western Highway, briefly shutting one of two eastbound lanes on the highway at Clifton Avenue in Faulconbridge.
One person was trapped in the car for a short time but no-one required hospitalisation as a result of the crash.
Chifley Road is still closed in both directions as traffic diversions continue between parts of Lithgow and Bell via the main highways and Station Street.
Some local roads are now safe to drive on in Oberon but others including Jenolan remain out of bounds.
Earlier this morning, about five centimetres of snow settled on Katoomba, Blackheath and surrounding areas this morning, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
Ice and snow forced the closure of the Great Western Highway in both directions at Katoomba, as well as at Mount Victoria and Blackheath following incidents involving trucks, with ongoing issues impacting commuters at Clarence and local roads in the Blue Mountains.
Heavy winds are being felt along the south coast, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h.
They're expected to travel up the coast during the morning, bringing with them heavy thunderstorms.
There will also be heavy surf conditions and people are being warned to stay away from the water.
This article first appeared on www.dailytelegraph.com.au
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