Transport delays, power outages: Aftermath of night’s wild winds

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Local residents are surveying the damage this morning after wild winds ripped through Sydney early this morning, with Penrith in the firing line.

Significant damage has been reported with parts of roofs blown off residential and commercial properties, trees falling onto houses and scaffolding falling.

Just before 3am wind gusts of 104 km/hour were recorded at Badgerys Creek, while 98 km/hour winds were recorded at Camden.

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) has received 162 calls for help across the state since 3am this morning, with the majority coming from Camden, Campbelltown, Liverpool and Penrith.

NSW SES volunteers are active in a number of locations this morning assisting with the clean up.

Meantime, firefighters have got the upper hand on a blaze at Wallacia that was sparked at the height of the storm.

But a contraflow remains in place on Silverdale Road at Bains Hill, while crews are clearing trees that have fallen on roads across the area.

Busways has advised that there are delays impacting school services on the Warragamba to Penrith Route. Bus routes 4105, 4159 ,4010, 4110, 4158, 4034, 4005, 4048, 4106 are all impacted by delays or diversions.

There are various power outages across a number of Penrith Local Government Area suburbs, with energy crews working to restore supply.

Anyone who needs help can call the SES on 132 500.

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