Storm Leaves Thousands Of Victorians Without Power

Thousands of homes across Victoria have been left without power and lightening brought a train line to a stop as a heavy storm battered the state.

More than 10,000 Powercor and Citipower customers in Victoria's central and west regions were left without power on Wednesday while in Melbourne's northern suburbs more than 3000 Jemena customers had lost electricity supply.

Melbourne's Upfield line was suspended after lightning strikes damaged rail equipment with customers told to find alternative transport, Metro said on its website.

On Wednesday night the Bureau of Meteorology said the risk of severe thunderstorms had contracted to the Gippsland region only.

A severe thunderstorm warning for Melbourne has also since been cancelled, but the BOM warned thunder and hail were still possible overnight.

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Featured Image: Twitter (Bureau of Meteorology Victoria)