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Melbourne Express: Monday, August 1, 2016


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Cranbourne and Pakenham lines have delays outbound of up to 10 minutes due to a faulty train in the Huntingdale area.

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3AW reporter Donna Demaio reports that Coles, Malvern is running out of produce.

There was no broccoli or tomatoes to be had and there were lots of empty spaces where the food was meant to be. The only milk left was the three litre Coles brand.

Warehouse workers at Polar Fresh, which stores all chilled food for Coles, called off their strike on Friday over a four per cent pay rise but the shelves are still bare. If you have a supermarket tale of woe, share it with other Express readers here. 

Coles at Chadstone with empty milk shelves.

Coles at Chadstone with empty milk shelves. Photo: Joe Armao

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That rain that was expected to be here in the late morning has struck the morning peak instead. 

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The West Gate Freeway has two lanes closed outbound near to Ingles Street, Port Melbourne, due to a breakdown. CityLink is on site, but there are delays.

VicRoads advises motorists to stay out of the closed lane…. um … yeah.  

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Australian Jason Day is still two shots back with four holes to go in the PGA. He needs something fast … or for Jimmy Walker to mess up. Follow our other live blog this morning here.

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Recapping the Swan Street Bridge crash: 

Swan Street was closed for six and a half hours this morning after a hay truck hit the railway bridge around 1.30am.

The road was closed between Punt Road and Lennox Street.. The truck was carrying 42 tonnes of hay bound for Gippsland when it tipped on its side.

The semi-trailer continued slowly under the bridge, tipping as it came to rest on the driver’s side of the truck. The driver was uninjured.

The road reopened just before 8am, after trams were cleared to get through, and the hay was removed and diesel fuel drained. 

Reporter Craig Butt says Melburnians are relieved the area is now clear, a quick straw poll of passersby has found. 

 The Swan Street bridge clean up in Richmond where a hay truck overturned earlier in the morning spilling hay all over the street.

The Swan Street bridge clean up in Richmond where a hay truck overturned earlier in the morning spilling hay all over the street. Photo: Josh Robenstone/Fairfax Media

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The Age Good Food Guide 2017 is launching next month but readers can now vote for their favourite restaurant. By voting, readers will go into the competition to win two tickets to the launch plus a meal at your favourite restaurant to the value of $500. 

Red Spice Road took out the Age Good Food Guide 2016 People's Choice Award on the strength of its caramel-glazed pork belly dish.

Red Spice Road took out the Age Good Food Guide 2016 People’s Choice Award on the strength of its caramel-glazed pork belly dish. Photo: Paul Jeffers

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Myer is trying to help women fleeing domestic violence with a kind of gift registry called Give Registry, reports The Age‘s Melissa Singer.

There are a list of 30 items, ranging from $11 baby socks to a $380 microwave, which the Salvation Army has identified as most crucial items for women in crisis accommodation.

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Yarra Trams confirms trams are again running down Swan Street.

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Craig Butt on the scene reports the hay is cleared and Swan Street has reopened.

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We hear Yarra Trams is sending a “test tram” down Swan Street.

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Jimmy Walker leads by two over Australia’s Jason Day, in the PGA Championship, but Henrik Stenson is still within range.

Leaderboard
1. Jimmy Walker -13 (through 11)
2. Jason Day -11 (through 12)
3. Henrik Stenson -10 (through 13)
 

Jason Day of Australia plays his shot.

Jason Day of Australia plays his shot. Photo: Kevin C. Cox

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Homicide Squad detectives are en route to Little Grey Street in St Kilda where a body was found in laneway off the side street at 5.15am this morning.

A police spokeswoman said the exact circumstances surrounding the death had yet to be determined. Police are not not confirming the gender of the deceased.

 

Police at the scene where a body was found in the early hours of Monday morning off Little Grey Street, St Kilda.

Police at the scene where a body was found in the early hours of Monday morning off Little Grey Street, St Kilda. Photo: Nino Bucci

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Fellow Melbourne Express blogger Craig Butt is out at the Swan Street Bridge and has made this nifty video.

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Looks like I wasn’t the only one up late making cupcakes. Celebratory ones for McKinnon station’s opening.

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There is bucket load of rain heading this way. It’s been in Ballarat for about half an hour.

It’s 12.9 degrees outside but feels like 9.4 degrees.

The rain – 8mm to 20 mm – is expected to start in Melbourne late this morning. Expect northerly winds of  25 to 35km/h shifting southwesterly 20 to 30km/h in the evening. Expect a top of 14 degrees.

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Werribee and Williamstown lines are delayed by five to 10 minutes due to a level crossing fault at Anderson Street, Yarraville.

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In news elsewhere:

Sydney resident Tanami Nayler’s life who was killed while crossing King Street, West Melbourne at the weekend was not – as police suggested – playing Pokemon Go, News Ltd is reporting. Her phone was inside her pocket when she was hit by an allegedly speeding stolen car in the early hours of Saturday. A New Zealand national, Nicholas Michael ­Dav­ison, 21, has been charged with offences including culpable driving and failure to render assistance over the incident.

Ambulance Victoria paramedics are fed up with calls for seemingly innocuous health complaints, reports 3AW. In one case a man called for an ambulance because he hadn’t passed wind for 24 hours and another wanted a lift home from a party. It estimates up to five calls are needless.

Australian Olympic team’s chef de mission Kitty Chiller says team shirts and a laptop belonging to a cycling official have been stolen from the Australian building in the Olympic Village at the in Rio de Janeiro, the ABC is reporting.

 

Tanami Nayer, killed while crossing King Street, West Melbourne.

Tanami Nayer, killed while crossing King Street, West Melbourne. Photo: Facebook

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Here is our video report on the Swan Street Bridge hay truck crash.

 

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Swan St is closed between Punt Rd and Lennox St after a hay truck tipped on its side after crashing into the Swan St Bridge in Richmond. Vision: courtesy ABC News

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