Authorities say levels are rising rapidly and various degrees of flooding, some of it major, is likely during the day.
Rainfall totals of 30 to 110mm have been been recorded in the Thomson River catchment and up to 125mm across the Latrobe River catchment.
A further 40 to 100mm are possible today, although the weather bureau says rain will ease today.
Trees and branches are down on highways and local roads and the Princes Highway is down to one lane at Lindenow South. The eastbound has been cut by flooding and police are directing traffic.
The Great Alpine Road is closed between Bruthen and Ensay, and Upper Middle Creek Road is closed between Yinnar South and Grand Ridge.
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Ausnet Services is dealing with a number of power outages affecting homes and traffic lights. Power loss is being experienced in parts of Traralgon and Traralgon West, Moe South, in the hills south of the Latrobe Valley and in the Rawson, Erica and Walhalla area.
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Bus services are cancelled today for Maffra College & Surrounds
Bus services are cancelled today for Sale College & Surrounds
Heyfield surrounded by water - trees downs, police have road blocks.
Major flooding on Stratford-Maffra Road near Home Hardware store, Maffra. Large utes & trucks barely making it across, if you have a small vehicle, don't try.
The Covid vaccination centre at the Traralgon Racecourse is closed today.
Underground Carpark at Traralgon Centre Plaza is closed due to flooding
Lavalla Traralgon Senior Campus closed.
Lavalla Junior Campus no classes but there is supervision for those kids that cannot make it home.
St Paul's College Traralgon running today as usual.
Traralgon's Grey Street Primary School is closed.
A Tree has split at fell on the Child's Playground off Hicox Street Traralgon near South Side Jr Footy Club oval
SES were at Mantra Hotel in Franklin Street, possible flooding?
Shakespeare St Traralgon road closure from Bank Street roundabout.
The following local road closures are in place for Wellington:
Jack River Connection Road, Jack River - closed
Weirs Crossing (Stewarts Lane), Maffra/Stratford - closed
Gelliondale Road, Jack River - closed
Valencia-Creek Road, Valencia Creek - closed
Smyth’s Road, Valencia Creek - closed
Dows Road, Valencia Creek - closed
Balgonie Lane, Stratford - closed
Gooch Road, Stratford - closed
Yuill Road, Montgomery - closed
Trenton Valley Road, Won Wron - closed
Cowwarr-Seaton Road, Cowwarr - closed
Wombat Road, Boisdale - closed
Cairnbrook Road, Glengarry - closed
Rosedale-Flynns Creek Road, Rosedale - closed
Willung Road, Rosedale - closed
The Stratford Transfer Station is closed due to loss of power.