Heavy Rain is making for testing conditions for drivers on Tweed Heads Roads. Photo: Blainey Woodham / Daily News
Heavy Rain is making for testing conditions for drivers on Tweed Heads Roads. Photo: Blainey Woodham / Daily News Blainey Woodham

Water over roads as wet weather continues

Update, 4.45pm: AS rain continues to bucket down across the region some roads have been closed.

  • Stokers Rd closed due to temporary bridge underwater.
  • Urliup Rd, Bilambil closed due to water over the road.
  • Astron Rd, caution advised due to water over the road.
  • Tweed Coast Rd, Pottsville, caution advised due to water over the road between Pottsville School and Shell Service Station.        

Check myroadinfo.com.au for more information as the situation develops.

 

Initial Report, 1.30pm: DESPITE heavy rain and a Bureau of Meteorology severe weather warning, Murwillumbah SES unit controller Chris Chrisostomos says the Tweed doesn't face any flooding risk just yet.

Mr Chrisostomos said his crew had been called out to minor jobs involving roof leaks, but had not received a standby warning from the bureau.

"There's no flooding threat at the moment," he said.

"We've had three brief jobs...for leaking roofs.

"There's no real river rises, but everything's saturated so if we were to get 200 to 300ml in one big hit we'd be in a bit of trouble."

But Mr Chrisostomos was confident conditions would likely remain wet, but not wild enough to cause a worry.

"At the moment everything's cruisin'," he said.

NSW Transport does not list any roads in the Tweed as flooded, but updates can be found at http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au or myroadinfo.com.au.

The bureau has issued a flood watch warning for Lismore and the Wilsons River Valley, but Tweed has so far fared better than our southern counterpart.

The Northern Rivers has a severe weather warning in place, which was issued at 10.09am and warns of increasing wind and an intensifying low pressure system off the southern Queensland coast.

This will likely bring widespread rain and strong south to south-easterly winds to the region, with peak gusts of 90km/h forecast for this afternoon and overnight.

These are most likely to be experienced along the coastal fringe today, but tonight may extend into elevated areas inland.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should move vehicles under cover or away from trees, secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony and keep clear of fallen power lines.

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



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