RAIN: Road closures and photos flooding in

ABOVE: Yabbra Rd at Bonalbo is flooded. Photo: Paul Malt

Susanna Freymark

It rained all night. And continues today.
BOM rain monitor Lyn Walters reported 95mm of rain fell in the last 24 hours to 9am this morning at Green Pigeon in Kyogle LGA.
The Bureau of Meteorology has kept the minor flood warning in place for Richmond and Wilsons rivers.
The constant rain is causing issues.
The road between Urbenville and Woodenbong  is closed because of flooding, the Urbenville SES advised.
The Ettrick/Edenville (Col’s Bus) service has been cancelled because of flooding over the road. This bus route services parts of Ettrick, Pines Rd, Edenville Rd and Omagh Rd.
The school bus on bus route 678 between Urbenville and Kyogle was not able go to Urbenville this morning due to water over the road.  Bus route 678 will not be going up The Risk road either because of flooding. The Findon Creek bus will turn around at the end of bitumen.
We asked readers to let us know the impact of the rain on local roads.
Paul Malt sent in these photos from Bean Creek near Old Bonalbo.
Gambleys Rd near Old Bonalbo. Photos: Paul Malt

Cathy Cook said Rappville Rd 1-2km in from the highway was flooded.
Tania Creighton said Ryans Rd at Yorklea was flooded.
Craig Yates told us  Broadheads Rd at Shannonbrook was flooded.
There was no access to Billen Cliffs because the bridge was underwater, Debb Mills reported.

According to BOM the Richmond River at Coraki is still below the minor flood level.


Kyogle Council put out a notification to residents on the council’s Facebook page.
“Many of our roads have been affected by the steady rain yesterday and overnight.
“Council staff are travelling the road network, erecting signage and passing road closure information back to office staff who are updating MyRoadInfo.
“Please bear in mind that the situation changes rapidly, and depending on which roads are closed, information on specific local bridges and roads may not be available if we can’t reach sites due to closures lower down the network.
“Do not drive through floodwater. Remember, if it’s flooded, forget it.”
Bonalbo Transfer Station is closed today because of flooding.
The transfer station will open and operate as normal on Saturday, providing the rain eases in the coming days.


Roads closed in Kyogle LGA

Baileys Bridge Rd Closed -water over Baileys Bridge
Culmaran Creek Closed – water over road at Culmaran Creek
Muli Muli Closed – water over the road near Muli Muli
Tunglebung Closed – water over road at Tunglebung
Tabulam Rd Closed- water over road
Tims Lane Closed – water over bridge

Roads closed in Richmond Valley LGA

Brookers Rd Closed at start of Brookers Rd- water over road
Droneys Bridge Closed- water over bridge
Dyraaba St Closed road closed near Short St – water over road
Casino Footbridge Closed
Myrtle Creek Rd Closed near railroad crossing
Shannon Brook Rd Closed – water over road
Damage at Murphys Rd. Photo: Paul Malt



WEATHER UPDATE: Minor flooding of Richmond and Wilsons Rivers today and Wednesday



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