Flash flooding begins on the Orara Way between Lanitza Service Station and Curlew Drive.
Flash flooding begins on the Orara Way between Lanitza Service Station and Curlew Drive. TIM JARRETT

LATEST CLOSURES: Clarence roads impacted by flooding

INFORMATION CURRENT FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

HEAVY rainfall across the region has led to the closure of several roads. 

There is currently flooding on the Pacific Highway at South Grafton near Duncans Rd. Traffic is affected in both directions.

Due to flooding both ferries at Ulmarra and Lawrence are out of service. 

It is understood Iluka Rd is also closed between Woombah and Iluka due to floodwaters.

Transport for NSW advises motorists to avoid driving through floodwaters.

For the latest information, visit Live Traffic NSW, phone 132 701 and for up to date local road closures visit My Road Info.

 

Click here get the latest updates on all the latest Clarence Valley weather articles from The Daily Examiner.

In the Clarence Valley, many roads have been closed due to flooding.

ROAD CLOSURES/WARNINGS:

Closed

1. 15 Mile Swamp - Lower Kangaroo Creek Rd (Closed)

Road closed due to flooding

2. Armidale Road - Hortons Creek (Closed)

Armidale Road at Hortons Creek is closed due to bridge and side track washout

3. Black Swan Drive Coutts Crossing (Closed)

Road closed water over road

4. Geregarrow Road (Closed)

Water over road - road closed

5. McPhersons Crossing (Closed)

Water over the road

6. Orara Way - Bluff Bridge (Closed)

Bridge Closed water over the road

7. Orara Way at School Lane (Closed)

Orara Way at School Lane closed due to flooding

8. Ramornie Station Road at Brickmakers Creek (Closed)

Road closed water over road

9. Rushforth Road Poley Bridge (Closed)

Water over Road - bridge closed

10. Six Mile Lane, Grafton (Closed)

Road closed due to flood water damage

11. Wooli Road at Sandy Crossing (Closed)

Wooli Road at Sandy Crossing closed due to water over road

Caution

1. Armidale Road - Tyringham (Caution)

Armidale Road low weight and length restrictions apply - single vehicles only

2. Armidale Road Nymboida at Boundary Creek Road (Caution)

3. Coaldale Road (Caution)

4. Frickers Road (Caution)

Frickers Road closed due to dangerous trees following recent bush fires.

5. Kangaroo Creek Road (Caution)

Kangaroo Creek Road - bridge is out but side track in place

6. Laytons Range Road (Caution)

Laytons Range Road is closed at Armidale Road due to dangerous trees following recent bush fires.

7. McIntyres Lane (Caution)

Caution - shoulder washout and damage to drainage culvert

8. Mulquinneys Road (Caution)

9. Palmers Channel Northbank Road (Caution)

Palmer Channel Northbank Road caution required as there have been riverbank slippage with the wet weather.

10. Palmers Channel Southbank Road (Caution)

Palmer Channel Southbank Road caution required as there have been riverbank slippage with the wet weather.

11. Somervale Road (Caution)

Rough surface around bridge please use caution

12. Tucabia-Tyndale Road (Caution)

Drivers to use caution there may be water over road near Bostock Road.


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