Flash flooding can close roads suddenly. Photos by Chris Pavlich for The Daily Telegraph
Flash flooding can close roads suddenly. Photos by Chris Pavlich for The Daily Telegraph

Flood rescue as more roads close due to floodwater

UPDATE 9.20pm: Lismore SES Specialised Flood Rescue team were activated this evening to a car that was reported stuck in flood water.

The SES said it was a timely reminder to not drive, ride or walk in flood water.

"You cannot tell how deep it is, what is beneath the surface, or what the road condition is like.

"There is a lot of rain around, and may see some flash flooding occur- so please stay safe and drive to conditions."

For emergency assistance please call SES on 132500.
Life threatening emergencies call 000.

Road closures:

Boundary Rd, closed due to flooding at Marom Ck.

Eltham Rd at Maguires Ck Bridge, road closed, water over the road.

Friday Hut Rd, closed due to flooding of Emigrant Ck at Kirklands Crossing and Emigrant Crossing.

Houghlahans Ck Rd, closed due to flooding.

Lindendale Rd, closed, water over the road at Marom Ck.

Old Bangalow Rd, downstream from Tintenbar Rd to Tamarind Dve, closed, water over the road

Old Bangalow Rd to George St, Tintenbar, closed, water over the road at Marom Ck

Pearces Ck Hall Rd, closed at Pearces Ck due to flooding.

Watson's Lane , closed, water over the road at Marom Ck.

Dalwood Road, caution, water over the road at Gum Creek Weir

Deadmans Ck, caution, water over the road at Cumbalum.

Fernleigh Rd, at old Che Bon site in Tintenbar, caution, water over the road.

Marom Ck Rd at Gum Creek, caution, water over the road.

Pearces Ck Bridge at Eltham Rd, Pearces Ck, caution, water over the road.

Ross Lane at Deadmans Ck, caution, water over the road at Marom Ck.

Tamarind Drive between North Ck Rd and Cumbalum interchange, caution, water over the road.

Tamarind Dve at Cumbalum roundabout, caution, water over the road.

BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Binna Burra Rd, closed at Lismore/Bangalow Rd intersection due to water over the road.

Coolamon Scenic Drive at Montecollum near golf course, road open, use caution, water over road.

Federal Dve, caution, water over the road, 2km past Federal village.

Gulgan Rd (south), caution, reports of water over road

Lawson St, water on sides of road. Move parked cars.

Leslie St, caution, debris on road.

Lismore Rd, caution, water over the road at Binna Burra.

McCauleys Lane, unconfirmed reports of water over road near intersection with Myocum Rd

Mullumbimby Rd, caution, water over the road at Uncle Tom's

Myocum Rd, cautions, water near sides, or over the road near Coolamon Scenic Drive, Tyagarah Rd and Barlows Farm

Rajah Rd, caution water over road.

Redgate Rd, caution, water over the road, near intersection with New Brighton Rd.

Rifle Range Rd, Bangalow, caution, water over the road.

South Golden Beach area, caution, unconfirmed reports of water over the road in a number of areas

The Pocket Rd, Billinudgel, caution, potential for water on road

Tickles Rd, caution, waterover causeway

Upper Main Arm Rd, caution, unable to inspect, but likely impacted

Upper Wilsons Ck Rd, caution, unable to inspect, but likely impacted

Wilfred St, Billinudgel, caution water over road near hotel

Yamble Dve, caution, large pothole corner Wahlooga Way. 

KYOGLE COUNCIL: 

Omagh Rd, Bridge submerged due to heavy rainfall. Road closed.

Tims Lane: Road closed, water over bridge.

Fawcetts Plains Rd, road often under water after heavy rain, drive with caution.

Hayes Rd, caution, timber bridge approach has sustained damage.

LISMORE CITY COUNCIL

Bangalow Rd at Nashua, road closed due to water over the road.

Wyrallah Rd, Lismore, closed, water over the road.

Blue Knob Rd, caution, damaged road.

Boatharbour Rd, at Richmond Hill Rd and McKinnon Rd, caution, water rising.

Hensley Carpark, caution, water rising.

Rowing Club Carpark, Lismore, caution, water rising.

RICHMONDVALLEY COUNCIL: 

Coraki-Ellangowan Rd, Road closed between Emu Park Rd and Springville Rd. Sandy Ck bridge closed due to damage

Darke Lane closed, water over the road.

Casino Foot Bridge closed, water over bridge.

Myrtle Ck Rd closed at various locations, water over road.

Old Tenterfield Rd closed, water over the road at various locations.

Queensland Rd (stock route) closed, water over the road.

TENTERFIELD SHIRE COUNCIL:

Old Ballandean Rd closed at causeway due to recent flash flooding.

TWEED SHIRE COUNCIL: 

Bilambil Rd closed, water over road

Clothiers Ck Rd, closed, waterover road at Condor Pl

Cudgera Ck Rd, closed. Water over road west of M1.

Pottsville Rd, closed. Water over road near Sleepy Hollow Rd

Wooyung Rd closed, water over the road

Dungay Ck Rd, caution. Flood damaged causeways

Glengarrie Rd, caution. storm damage

Hogans Rd, flood damage to road and causeway

Kennedy Dve, caution, water over road.

Kyogle Rd at Kunghur, road surface damaged by floodwater, use caution.

Tweed Valley Way, water over the road, use caution one lane closed northbound

Urliup Rd, water over causeways and landslide at No 913, road open, use caution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE 3pm: Current road closures - roads may be cut suddenly due to flash flooding.

BALLINA SHIRE COUNCIL:

Boundary Rd, closed due to flooding at Marom Ck.

Fernleigh Rd, closed at old Che Bon site in Tintenbar due to flooding.

Friday Hut Rd, closed due to flooding of Emigrant Ck at Kirklands Crossing and Emigrant Crossing.

Houghlahans Ck Rd, closed due to flooding

Pearces Ck Rd, closed at Pearces Ck due to flooding

Dalwood Road, caution, water over the road at Gum Creek Weir

Deadmans Ck, caution, water over the road at Cumbalum

Lindendale Rd, caution, water over the road at Marom Ck

Old Bangalow Rd, downstream from Tintenbar Rd to Tamarind Dve, caution, water over the road

Old Bangalow Rd to George St, Tintenbar, caution, water over the road at Marom Ck

Ross Lane at Deadmans Ck, caution, water over the road at Marom Ck

Watson's Lane , caution, water over the road at Marom Ck

BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Coolamon Scenic Drive at Montecollum near golf course, road open, use caution, water over road

Gulgan Rd (south), caution, reports of water over road

Lawson St, water on sides of road. Move parked cars

McCauleys Lane, unconfirmed reports of water over road near intersection with Myocum Rd

Mullumbimby Rd, caution, water over the road at Uncle Tom's

Myocum Rd, cautions, water near sides, or over the road near Coolamon Scenic Drive, Tyagarah Rd and Barlows Farm

Rajah Rd, caution water over road

South Golden Beach area, caution, unconfirmed reports of water over the road in a number of areas

The Pocket, Billinudgel, caution, potential for water on road

Tickles Rd, caution, waterover causeway

Upper Main Arm Rd, caution, unable to inspect, but likely impacted

Upper Wilsons Ck Rd, caution, unable to inspect, but likely impacted

Wilfred St, Billinudgel, caution water over road near hotel

Yamble Dve, caution, large pothole corner Wahlooga Way. 

KYOGLE COUNCIL: 

Omagh Rd, Bridge submerged due to heavy rainfall. Road closed.

Tims Lane: Road closed, water over bridge.

Fawcetts Plains Rd, road often under water after heavy rain, drive with caution.

RICHMONDVALLEY COUNCIL: 

Coraki-Ellangowan Rd, Road closed between Emu Park Rd and Springville Rd. Sandy Ck bridge closed due to damage

Darke Lane closed, water over the road.

Casino Foot Bridge closed, water over bridge.

Myrtle Ck Rd closed at various locations, water over road.

Old Tenterfield Rd closed, water over the road at various locations.

QLD Rd (stock route) closed, water over the road.

TENTERFIELD SHIRE COUNCIL:

Old Ballandean Rd closed at causeway due to recent flash flooding.

TWEED SHIRE COUNCIL: 

Bilambil Rd closed, water over road

Clothiers Ck Rd, closed, waterover road at Condor Pl

Cudgera Ck Rd, closed. Water over road west of M1

Pottsville Rd, closed. Water over road nearSleepy Hollow Rd

Wooyung Rd closed, water over the road

Dungay Ck Rd, caution. Flood damaged causeways

Glengarrie Rd, caution. storm damage

Hogans Rd, flood damage to road and causeway

Kennedy Dve, caution, water over road.

Kyogle Rd at Kunghur, road surface damaged by floodwater, use caution.

Tweed Valley Way, water over the road, use caution one lane closed northbound

Urliup Rd, water over causeways and landslide at No 913, road open, use caution.

 

UPDATE 2.15pm: Some Roads in the Byron Shire are becoming cut as the council warns people to be vigilant if driving and to stay at home if they can.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain for the coast stretching from Wollongong north to the Queensland border.

A flood watch for minor flooding has also been issued for many catchments including the Brunswick River and Marshalls Creek.

Heavy rain this morning (March 21), on top of a wet catchment and constant rain for more than a week, has seen localised flooding in areas including Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads, Ocean Shores and South Golden Beach.

Council staff are responding as quickly as possible to emergencies relating to roads, sewer and drainage.  People who need help with floods, including sand bags, should call the SES on 132 500.

"Under no circumstances should people drive through flood waters - it is just not worth the risk," Infrastructure Services director, Phil Holloway, said.

"It is impossible to judge how fast the water is travelling or if there is debris under the water, or damage to the road surface," Mr Holloway said.

"People should also take into account that the predications are that this sort of weather will continue for the next several days," he said.

To report problems with roads, sewer and drains call Council's emergency after-hours number - 02 6622 7022.

For emergencies relating to flooding, storms and rain call the SES on 132 500.

To get access to the latest information on roads updates from the SES and BOM, including Facebook feeds, go to the Byron Shire Emergency Dashboard - https://emergency.byron.nsw.gov.au/ 

 

Original story: Heavy rain is impacting roads and services across the Northern Rivers today.

In Ballina, the council advises there are limited services at Ballina Waste Management Centre (WMC) due to heavy rainfall.

The Ballina Shire Council asks people to delay visiting the WMC today, Sunday March 21.

The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is open. Please contact airlines for flight information. Flights may be delayed to due weather impacts at other airports.

IMPACTED ROADS

With this morning's heavy rainfall there is water over some urban road. Note, conditions change quickly, so check for road closures and drive to conditions.

BALLINA SHIRE COUNCIL:

• River Street near Bunnings

• Horizon Drive, West Ballina

• Westland Drive, West Ballina.

Currently the following rural roads are impacted, please proceed with CAUTION:

• Boundary Road at Marom Creek

• Dalwood Road @ Gum Creek Weir

• Houghlahans Creek Road Causeways

• Lindendale Road @ Marom Creek

  • Ross Lane, reports of water close to road.

• Watsons Lane @ Emigrant Creek

BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL: 

  • Tickles Rd, water over causeway

KYOGLE COUNCIL: 

  • Omagh Rd, Bridge submerged due to heavy rainfall. Road closed.
  • Tims Lane: Road closed, water over bridge.
  • Fawcetts Plains Rd, road often under water after heavy rain, drive with caution.

RICHMONDVALLEY COUNCIL: 

  • Coraki-Ellangowan Rd, Road closed between Emu Park Rd and Springville Rd.
  • Darke Lane closed, water over the road.
  • Casino Foot Bridge closed, water over bridge.
  • Myrtle Ck Rd closed at various locations, water over road.
  • Old Tenterfield Rd closed, water over the road at various locations.
  • QLD Rd (stock route) closed, water over the road.

TENTERFIELD SHIRE COUNCIL:

  • Old Ballandean Rd closed at causeway due to recent flash flooding.

TWEED SHIRE COUNCIL: 

  • Wooyung Rd closed, water over the road.
  • Kennedy Dve, caution, water over road.
  • Kyogle Rd at Kunghur, road surface damaged by floodwater, use caution.
  • Tweed Valley Way, water over the road, usecaution.
  • Urliup Rd, water over causeways and landslide at No 913, road open, use caution.

 

We encourage you to stay safe and drive to the conditions. Please stay at home if you can. But if you must venture out - DO NOT drive or walk through flood waters.

The council said: "Our crew are regularly checking roads across our shire and signposting flooded roads. Not all urban roads can be signposted - so be aware of changing conditions in your local area".

For emergency help in floods and storms call the SES on 132 500.

For up to date road closures and cautions across the Northern Rivers visit MyRoadInfo.com.au



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