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2:30pm: Workers are currently attending to a damaged roof at Bunnings, Albion Park.
An exclusion zone has been formed, while it has been reported to be affecting the sausage sizzle.
2pm: Endeavour Energy crews are working to restore power to parts of the Illawarra.
Dozens of Figtree residents have been without power since around 1pm. Power should be restored by 3:30pm on Saturday, according to the utility's website.
Earlier: Emergency services are working to fix power-lines which have been brought down by strong winds in the Illawarra's north, Saturday morning.
At 10.55am Fire and Rescue NSW crews along with other emergency services were attending two incidents - one at Lawrence Hargrave Drive in Thirroul and the other at Campbell Street in Woonona.
The Bureau of Meteorology has updated their severe weather warning for the Illawarra, South Coast and part s of Sydney for damaging winds.
Winds up to 60 - 70 km/h are expected, with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h.
Albion Park has already experienced gusts around 96 km/h plus 87 km/h at Bellambi and Port Kembla.
The damaging winds are forecast to return on Sunday as another cold front is expected to clip southeastern NSW.
If you're heading to the snow blizzards are possible for alpine areas above 1600 metres on Sunday afternoon and evening.
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.
Winds are forecast to gradually ease during Monday morning as the second front moves away from the state.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
- Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
- Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
- Report fallen power lines to Endeavour Energy (131 003),
- For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.