Road closures from floods and rain predictions in the next few days

ABOVE: Flooded roads at Bonalbo. Photo: Debbie Johnston

Susanna Freymark

It’s been a soggy few days.
Yesterday, December 1, Evans Head had 118.8mm of rain.
Casino saw 70.2mm.
Of concern during the day was the rising waters of the Richmond, Wilsons and Clarence rivers.
This morning the Richmond River at Kyogle was 9.43m and falling.
In Casino the Richmond River was at 9.02 and falling.
The Clarence River in Tabulam is 7.66m and falling.
The Evans River at Tucombil was 1.98 and rising.
Some smaller creeks in Bungawalbin are still rising but are not of a serious concern at the moment.
Rain is expected in the next few days but less of it.
In the next four days the weather according to the Bureau of Meteorology is:


Partly cloudy. The chance of fog inland early this morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Friday, December 3

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower.

Saturday, December 4

Partly cloudy. The chance of morning fog inland. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 5 December

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Most of next week is looking wet and with rain falling on already sodden ground that is going to cause problems.

Road closures in the region

Kyogle LGA
Clarence Way at Tunglebung is still underwater – find an alternative route
Tunglebung  – water over road at Tunglebung
Tabulam Rd still flooded
Culmaran Creek Closed – water over road at Culmaran Creek
Baileys Bridge Rd Closed – water over Baileys Bridge
Muli road is open – water subsided, proceed with caution
Ferndale Rd Closed – water over road
Hootons Rd Closed – water over bridge
Bingin Bridge over Clarence River closed
Omagh Rd Closed – water over road
Paddys Flat Rd Closed
Billy Mays Point Closed – water over road
Tims Lane Closed – water over bridge
Wyndham Rd Closed
Campbell Bridge Closed
Richmond Valley LGA
Avenue Road Myrtle Creek Closed near Main Camp
Backmede Rd Closed near rail crossing – water over road
Brookers Rd Closed at the start of Brookers Rd
Bungabbee Rd Closed at Bungabbee Bridge
Droneys Bridge Rd Closed
Dyraaba Street Closed near Short Street
The footbridge in Casino remains closed
Holsteads Drive Closed
McMullens Bridge Rd Closed
Moonem New Italy Rd Closed 300m West of Swan Bay /New Italy Road
Myrtle Creek Rd Closed near Railroad Crossing
Old Dyraaba Rd Closed in multiple locations because of water on the road
Shannon Brook Rd Closed
Rappville Rd turnoff at Summerland Way is open but drive carefully as a single lane is still covered with water
Swan Bay New Italy Rd Closed 1km North of Moonem New Italy Rd
Tomki Tatham Road Closed at the low bridge, 400m from Casino Coraki intersection


Stay safe out there everyone. Thank you to the SES for all your work in the past few days.

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