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HEAVY RAIN GAUGINGS ROADS FLOODED Cue, March 15.
The weather, which changed, from. intense heat to sultry condition with the entry of the present month, has advanced another stage aud good rains have been recorded over a large area. On Monday, March 6th, 55 points were registered at Cue Post Office, and the next day 212 points, making a total of
_--/ po.'urs. JLFunug the early nours or Tuesday, March 7th, a cloud 'burst took place east of Xallan, aud a rush of water shortly afterwards reached Nal lati several feet in depth. The pump ing station became surrounded Ly water and the road to Meekatharra, at Jack's Well, was covered with water to upwards of four feet in depth, -whilst the 'water rose to the sleepers on the embankment which crosses the lignam. swamp at the spot. This was the high est mark reached since 1926, when the line was impassable for a fortnight. The following readings were notified: Cue 2(57 points, Tuckanarra 267, Coo dardy 377, Nauninc 311, Taincrow 300, Cogla :;00, Yarraquin 300, Inglewood 350, Austin Downs 2(50, Wandarrie 130, Lake Austin i:-0. Although the fall was comparatively light at this locality the train from Perth was held up for about twelve hours chiefly on account of drift sand on the line. The Road Board men working on Bcringarra Road at Ryan's, were flood ed out, and had difficulty in salvaging drums of naptha and other effects. Another party ,of men on Noondie Road lost portions of their wearing apparel in a rush of water, which spread over a wide area. :