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Melbourne Cup 2018 public holiday guide: What’s open, closed and on in Melbourne

Credit: Sydney Morning Herald- Published on November 5, 2018
It's the race that stops a nation but that doesn't mean everything in Melbourne shuts down. Here's what's open and closed on Melbourne Cup day.
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Published on November 6, 2018 -  00:50
Melbourne Streets Become Waterways After Torrential Rain
Roads became rivers in Melbourne on Tuesday, November 6, when over a month’s worth of rain fell in the space of a few hours. Bureau of Meteorology recorded 35 mm of rain in the Melbourne city gauge between 9 am and noon, which they said was more rain than the September and October record combined. Thunderstorms were forecast for much of Victoria throughout the day. Punters at the Melbourne Cup faced disruption when roads around the racecourse flooded and the railway station closed due to flooding. In this video, a car travels through deep floodwaters in Southbank. Credit: notmattau / ensignwilliams via Storyful

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