IN OTHER NEWS:
The Bureau of Meteorology has advised the worst is over, cancelling a severe weather alert.
A cold front that passed over the state on Thursday night and Friday morning brought with it extreme winds, and heavy rainfall.
The bureau on Friday cancelled a severe weather warning for Northern Tasmania, but advised that thunderstorms were still possible throughout the morning.
A flood watch for northern catchments remains active, including a minor flood warning for the North Esk River.
The following sites could also be affected:
- South Esk River
- Meander River
- Macquarie River
- East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)
- Ringarooma River
- North Coastal Rivers
- Tamar (Launceston)
- Mersey River
- Forth River
- Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers
- Arthur River
Most sites around Northern Tasmania recorded up to 9 millimetres of rain.
Wind gusts in Launceston peaked at 2.30am, hitting 57km/h.
Cape Grim recorded the strongest gust in the state at 120km/h.
A road weather alert remains active throughout the North and North-West.
Police and emergency services were kept busy during the night, with multiple trees falling onto the eastern lanes of the Bass Highway near Sassafras.