Cooma homes flooded when water tank bursts

Streets and homes in Cooma have been flooded after a water tank burst, sending thousands of litres of water through the town earlier this evening.

Multiple calls were made to Tripe Zero (000) by residents when water began flowing down from the town water tank situated on the north ridge shortly after 9.15pm (Saturday 4 January 2020).

A woman has sustained minor injuries and has been taken by paramedics for treatment.

A car was swept 800m down the road into a truck, with other cars also subsequently damaged.

Some residents have also reported water has flowed through their homes and council officers are assisting police checking damage to buildings.

Only one tank was damaged, and the town still has drinking water via the second tank.

SES volunteers are en route to the scene.

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