Imperials and Ouyen United SFL football games on Saturday have been transferred from Number One oval to South Mildura’s Number Three Oval on Saturday.

After discussions with Mildura Rural City Council, the recreation ground contractor, the Sunraysia Football League Admiinistration manager Peter Walker, Imperials President Peter O’Donnell and South Mildura Football Club the change was agreed upon.

The Ouyen United Football Club were advised of the change around 12.30pm today.

The change follows heavy rain in Mildura where around 40mm of rain fell at the ground over the past 24 hours.

The decision has been made to protect the playing surface.

While some 2000 properties were out of power for about a half hour on Thursday, several Mildura business shops in the CBD were without power for all of Friday.

Owner of Bargain Basement Gifts Ian Simpson said that when staff arrived to open the Langtree Avenue store Friday morning there was no power.

“At first we were told the power would be back on by 12.30pm but this did not happen – because of the traffic and cars parked along the street I understand that Powercor was unable to get in and fix the fault.”

Work was scheduled for Friday night,

“IT was frustrating and disappointing because sales this week have been very good and we had stock on sale customers wanted,” Mr Simpson said.

Adjacent shops Outta Control Hair and Beauty, along with the Red Cross Op Shop were also forced to close for the day because they had no power.

All unsealed roads in the Wentworth Shire are closed to traffic following considerable rainfall over the past 24 hours.

Rainfall figures for the 24 hours ended 9am Friday:  Annuello 40, Mildura 31, Murrayville 24, Ouyen 70, Walpeup 57, Werrimull 27, Berriwillock 52, Beulah 41, Birchip 55, Sea Lake 53, Ultima 40, Woomelang 103, Warracknabeal 30, Wentworth 29, Wamberra 51, Walmer Downs 41, Pooncarie 27, Paringi 42, Menindee 9, Lake Victoria 24, Harcourt 22, Burtundy Station 58, Balranald 40, Wilcannia 5, Broken Hill 5, Loxton 39, Berri 29