In a wet weekend, in the 24 hours to 9am on Monday, Medlow Bath recorded the most rain in the Blue Mountains at 72mm. The Blue Mountains SES unit received 10 calls for assistance, the majority for fallen trees.
"On Sunday afternoon, we had members prepared for a snow response, however, there was only a small amount of snow that settled in Blackheath which did not cause any significant issues," said unit commander John Hughes. "We only had one call of ice from the snow had blocked gutters causing leaking into the house."
As we head into the windiest part of the year, Mr Hughes reminded residents to keep their properties well maintained, check for trees that are overhanging or leaning against buildings, and ensure that outdoor equipment such as furniture and toys are well secured.
Crash into shopfront
The driver of a black Volkswagen Golf crashed into a vacant shopfront on Bathurst Road in Katoomba about 8pm on August 4, the vehicle becoming stuck between two poles.
"Significant damage occurred to the front of the vehicle and the shop's front window was smashed. Two males exited the vehicle and ran away east along Bathurst Road," said Blue Mountains Police Detective Inspector Scott McAlpine.
A Katoomba man, 25, has been issued with a penalty notice for $350 and three demerit points for leaving the scene of a collision without providing particulars to other drivers/property owners.
An orange 2019 KTM trail bike was stolen from a ute parked in Cooroy Crescent in Yellow Rock between 11pm on August 2 and 7am on August 3.
Police are seeking witnesses and CCTV, phone or dashcam footage. Contact Springwood Police on 4751 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A Campbelltown woman, 19, has been charged with hindering police, facing up to 12 months' jail time and/or an $1100 fine.
She was a passenger in a car stopped by police on the highway at Springwood about 12.10am on August 4.
A scuffle ensued between police and the woman. She will appear at Penrith Local Court on September 10.