Thousands without power as damaging winds pummel Sydney
Damaging winds have lashed Sydney overnight with trees toppling across the city and thousands still without power.
In Warwick Farm, a large tree fell onto cars in the middle of the Hume Highway.
Four people were injured and one woman remains in a serious condition in hospital.
In the city's west, a roof was blown off an apartment building in Mount Druitt, landing on the road below.
In Wetherill Park a man escaped uninjured after a tree fell on his car while he was waiting for food in a KFC drive-through.
Trees also fell in Padstow and Greenacre, damaging yards.
The strong winds also slammed the Manly Ferry into four other boats in the churning water.
The SES was kept busy throughout the night with over 850 calls for help as wind gusts reached more than 90 km/h.
Endeavour Energy said 40,000 properties were without power last night and they have yet to restore power to another 16,000.
Hawkesbury, Macarthur, Penrith, Northwest Sydney regions and the Illawarra and South Coast were the worst affected.
While winds eased slightly at about 11pm yesterday, they have returned today with authorities urging those outdoors to stay safe.
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