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Incredible images of Australian shelf cloud flood social media

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:26 PM -

An 'apocalyptic' storm rumbled through Sydney, Australia on Wednesday, slowing the evening commute with major road and train delays.

Flooding on city streets added to the travel chaos and resulted in a multi-vehicle accident in the eastern suburbs.

Shelf clouds are "the outflow from a supercell, in other words, a system producing severe thunderstorms and rotating winds," explains Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillon.

"The shelf clouds are the cooler air fanning out."


SEE ALSO: Storm rolls over Sydney, Australia


SOCIAL MEDIA REACTS

Social media reaction covered the full gamut, with people expressing everything from fear to awe.

Videos and images have been absolutely incredible.

Here's a collection of some of the best.

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