Commuter Chaos As Wild Weather Smashes Sydney
The deluge started early on Wednesday morning with some parts of the state set to receive over 100 millimetres of rain in just a few hours.
Heavy rains and strong winds have descended on Sydney as New South Wales braces for adverse weather conditions across the state.
Residents are preparing to 'get smashed' by the rains as all eyes are on the skies today.
NSW SES has already received six flood rescue requests in Marrickville, West Pymble, West Ryde, Silverwater and Macquarie Park.
They are asking everyone to NOT enter floodwater as the "major cause of death during floods is by people entering floodwater". Find an alternate route and avoid unnecessary travel.
There are multiple reports of cars pulling over unable to drive in the rain and flooding through the streets.
Light rail has been suspended between Central and Convention due to flooding at Capitol Square.
Sydney Trains has tweeted that trains in both directions between Sydenham and Campsie have been suspended due to flooding at Marrickville. Bus companies are currently being sourced to provide supplement services.
Buses in Macquarie Park are also delayed for up to 20 minutes on Lane Cove Road and Talavera Road due to heavy traffic.
Sydney Ferries have been diverted or cancelled. Palm Beach services will be diverting to Patonga due to unsafe sea conditions. F3 Parramatta services have been cancelled between Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park due to weir overflowing. Replacement buses are currently being organised but have not arrived on site.
The M2 westbound on-ramp from Lane Cove Road is closed to due flooding. Commuters are being instructed to use the Delhi Road in-ramp instead.
Power is out at Strathfield station with commuters left in the dark and ticket gates not working.
The rain started at about 5.30am on Wednesday morning and quickly the sky was dark with cloud and roads started to resemble rivers.
Workers are being urged to rethink their commute on Wednesday morning, with authorities suggesting people stay off the roads and use public transport instead.
Two runways at Sydney airport have been closed and a spokeswoman for the airport told 10 Daily it's too early to predict the impacts but at this stage up to an hour delays.
Motorists travelling to the airport have also been told to exercise extra caution when driving in. Oriordon street is closed between Robey Street and Qantas Drive due to flooding.
More to come.