ABOVE: The water is rising around the Rappville Hotel today. Photo: Lisa Stewart
A severe weather warning remains in place for the Northern Rivers.
There is a strong wind warning for Evans Head and the Byron Coast.
Richmond Valley Council advised this morning that Summerland Way was closed at Leeville because of water inundation.
Heavy rainfall recorded across the Richmond and Wilsons River catchments has caused significant river level rises along the Wilsons River and Leycester Creek.
This has the potential to cause minor flooding along the Richmond River at Coraki and Bungawalbin from today, Thursday, February 24. The river is likely to reach the minor flood level (3.40m) around 11am today.
A separate warning has been issued for the Wilsons River.
The Richmond River at Bungawalbin is likely to reach the minor flood level (3m) today.
AK Quinn Bus Services said both their Drake services would not be operating today because of flooding.
Janine Whittaker drove to Lismore from Casino at 11am and she said there was a lot of water close to the road at Pelicans Bridge near Parrots Nest.
From 9am yesterday, there was 115.2mm of rain.
Noel Pascoe said there were huge downpours at times in Casino.
“We copped 81mm in the seven hours from midnight,” he said.
Raegyn Whittle said there was 145mm overnight at Ellangowan and she can’t get to town.
According to roads info (which has only updated some roads today), these roads have been impacted by water:
Clarence Way including:
Culmaran Creek Rd, closed
Tunglebung Rd is open, proceed with caution, this could change
Collins Valley Rd, Lynchs Creek Bridge is closed, water over the bridge
Old Cob O’Corn Rd, water over the bridge, closed
Tims Lane closed, water over bridge
Kyogle Rd into South Lismore has water over the road in three places – drive with caution
Summerland Way – closed, south of Ryans Rd, Both at Leeville and Coombell and between Ellangowan Road and Bungawalbin – Whiporie Road. Barricades and traffic control are in place at the Casino Showground.
Other roads impacted are:
Short Street, Casino
Footpath at Black Gully Bridge, Bruxner Highway
Swan Bay New Italy Rd
Mooney New Italy Rd
Casino Foot Bridge is closed, water over the bridge
Myrtle Creek Rd, entrance is flooded
Broadheads Rd at Shannonbrook is flooded.
Coraki Casino Rd at Greenridge (both lanes closed)
Tomki Tatham Rd (on the gravel section)
Schielers Rd, Tomki
Reynolds Rd (various locations including near the quarry)
Leeville Station Rd
Fogwells Rd between Bairnsdale School road and Geraghtys Rd
Caution: Dark Lane
Possibly Rappville Rd will also be flooded later today. The turnoff to Rappville from the highway has been impacted with water, drive with caution
If you require assistance from flooding and need sandbags call the NSW SES on 132 500.
Stay safe and stay home if you can.
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