Rock slide on the road between Casino and Tenterfield after heavy rain overnight.
Rock slide on the road between Casino and Tenterfield after heavy rain overnight.

CLOSURES: Road and school closures on the Northern Rivers

ROADS are continuing to be impacted across the Northern Rivers. 

Roads can close suddenly, this list is a guide only, exercise caution on all roads. 

 

UPDATE 12.40pm: IF YOU have your car parked at Hensley Carpark in Lismore, you should move it now, the car park is being inundated with floodwater.

Original story: TAKE care on the roads today, with a number of reports of rock falls and landslides affecting Northern Rivers roads.

If you haven't been flooded in, be aware it may take more time to get from A to B today, with 25 road closures in the region due to flooding.

In Byron, 115mm of rain fell overnight, along with 77mm in Ballina, 80mm in Lismore, 97mm in Alstonville, 124mm in Mullumbimby, 152mm in Main Arm, and 40mm in Casino.

The State Emergency Service has been working to remove hazards from the roads including fallen trees and rocks this morning.

We have prepared a list of road closures below.

Ballina Shire Council area:

  • Boundary Rd at Marom Creek: closed
  • Friday Hut Road at Emigrant and Kirklands Crossings: closed
  • Houghlahans Creek Road Causeways: closed
  • Lindendale Road @ Marom Creek: closed
  • Pearces Creek Hall Road at Pearces Creek: closed
  • Ross Lane at Deadmans Creek: closed
  • Coolgardie Road at Kays Road Intersection: caution, water over the road
  • Dalwood Rd at Gum Creek Weir: caution, water over the road
  • Deadmans Creek @ Cumbalum: caution, water over the road
  • Marom Creek Road @ Gum Creek and  @ Yellow Creek
  • Old Bangalow Road to George Street, Tintenbar: caution, water over road
  • Tamarind Drive Roundabout @ Cumbalum Interchange: caution, water over the road
  • The Coast Road @ Boulder Beach to Pat Morton
  • Watson's Lane at Emigrant Creek: caution, water over the road

 

Byron Shire Council area:

  • Blackbean Road: closed, unconfirmed reports there is water over the road and is impassable
  • Coopers Shoot Road - at Byron Creek Rd: closed
  • Goonengerry Road at Beatties Ck: closed
  • Grays Lane, Tyagarah: closed
  • Huonbrook Road: Closed 
  • Left Bank Road, at Melaluca: closed
  • Main Arm Road, flooded past the village: closed
  • Mullumbimby Road, west of Uncle Tom's: closed
  • Myocum Rd, James Lane: closed
  • The Pocket Road: closed
  • Tunnell Rd (old Stock Route - South): closed
  • Upper Main Arm Road: closed
  • Grays Lane: caution, do not enter floodwater
  • Redgate Road: caution, do not enter floodwater
  • Upper Wilsons Creek Road, no access form Main Arm village: closed
  • Broken Head Reserve Road: caution 
  • Broken Head Road/ The Coast Road, south of Rose Apple Place: caution on sides of road
  • Coolamon Scenic Drive (Golf Course): caution, water over the road
  • Coral Avenue: caution, unconfirmed reports water over the causeway
  • Gloria St: caution water over the road
  • Gulgan Road: caution water over the road north of Uncle Tom's
  • New Brighton Road: caution, water over the road
  • North Head Rd: caution, water over the road
  • Redgate Road: caution, unconfirmed reports water over the road
  • Robinsons Lane: unconfirmed reports damage to causeway
  • Saddle Road: damage to roadway
  • Seven Mile Beach Road, caution
  • Staceys Way, Tyagarah: caution, water over the road
  • Upper Wilsons Creek Road: caution, possible water over the causeways
  • Whian Road, Eureka: caution, water over causeway near Kings Road.

Kyogle council area:

  • Clarence Way, Culmaran Creek and Tunglebung Ck: closed
  • Farm Road, at 1st culvert: closed
  • Ferndale Rd, road closed at bridge due to failure - no through access
  • Hootons Road: closed - due to water over bridge over Clarence River at boundary with Tenterfield Shire
  • Needham Rd: Mulcahys bridge: closed - new bridge under construction - side track inundated - Council making preparations for pedestrian access across bridge
  • Old Tweed Rd, bridge closed
  • Omagh Road: closed, water over the bridge
  • Tims Lane (Mahoneys Lane): closed water over the bridge
  • Bruxner Highway (see also Richmond Valley Council and Tenterfield Shire Council): caution, water over the road
  • Fawcetts Plain Road @ Doggies Waterhole, Scarrabelotti's and intersection with Kyogle Rd: Caution, water over the road
  • Findon Ck Rd, Burt Rayner Bridge under construction, side road may be inundated
  • Kyogle Road: Caution, landslip Lofts Pinnacle Road
  • Tabulam Road (also known as Bottle Creek Road): caution, water over the road at multiple locations
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Lismore Council area:

  • Boatharbour Road: closed
  • Corndale rd: closed near the Corndale Public School, water over the road between James Gibson Rd and Bexhill, between Bexhill and Lockton Rd
  • Hensley Car Park: closed
  • Keerong Rd (Bowens Bridge): closed, water over the bridge
  • Mackie Road, Causeway Johnston Creek, Rosebank
  • Mackie Road, Ridgewood Bridge, Clunes
  • Rowing Club Car Park: closed
  • Terania Creek Road, Terania Creek, Branch Ck bridge: closed
  • Town Bridge side road, Town Road, The Channon: Closed
  • Woodlawn Rd: Due to predicted high rainfall, please note that water levels are rising. At this stage road is open. Due to the predicted river heights this road will be CLOSED once the water peaks to these levels. 
  • Alexandra Parade, North Lismore: caution, water over the road
  • Bangalow Road: Caution, water over the road on the Lismore side of Richmond Hill Rd
  • Bentley Road, Tullera: caution, water over the road
  • Boundary Rd, Lindendale: caution, water over the road
  • Brewster Street, Near the Square: caution, water over the road
  • Bridge St, North Lismore: caution, water over the road
  • Brunswick St, Lismore: caution, water over the road
  • Dawson Street, at Zadoc Street Intersection: caution, water over the road
  • Dunoon Rd, North Lismore (at showground): caution, Due to predicted high rainfall, please note that water levels are rising. At this stage road is open. Due to the predicted river heights this road will be CLOSED once the water peaks to these levels
  • Flood Reserve Road, Ruthven: caution, water over the road
  • James Gibson Road. Clunes: caution, water over the road
  • Kyogle Road: caution, water over sections of the the road, landslip at Gillicks Rd
  • Lindendale Road: caution, water over the road
  • Mackay Road, Johnston Creek Causeway, Rosebank: caution, washout on causeway
  • Milgate Rd, Blue Knob: Road Closed due to flood waters. Causeways will rise and fall very quickly
  • Molesworth Street, Between Zadoc and Orion Streets, Lismore: Caution, Molesworth Street, Between Zadoc and Orion Streets, Lismore
  • Nimbin Rd, intersection of Rosehill Rd: Caution, water over the road
  • Pitt St, Lismore: Caution, due to predicted high rainfall, please note that water levels are rising. At this stage road is open. 
  • Simes Bridge, Lismore: Caution, Zadoc and Orion Streets, Lismore: Caution, Due to the predicted river heights this road will be CLOSED once the water peaks to these levels
  • Nimbin Rd, intersection of Rosehill Rd: Caution, water over the road
  • Pitt St, Lismore: Caution, due to the predicted river heights this road will be CLOSED once the water peaks to these levels
  • Terania St, North Lismore: Caution, due to the predicted river heights this road will be CLOSED once the water peaks to these levels
  • Tuckean Island Road, Marom Creek: caution, water over the road
  • Tucki Road: Road open 40kmh speed limit
  • Tweed St, North Lismore: Caution, due to the predicted river heights this road will be CLOSED once the water peaks to these levels
  • Winterton Parade, North  Lismore: Caution, due to the predicted river heights this road will be CLOSED once the water peaks to these levels
  • Wyrallah Road (RR742): caution, water over the road at treatment works and Buckendoon School Lane. Water over road at Forest Rd

 

Richmond Valley Council area:

  • Bora Codrington Road: closed
  • Cokaki Ellangowan Road: closed
  • Ellangowan Road, near Ryans Rd: closed
  • Ellangowan-Myrtle Creek Road: closed
  • Elliots Road - Myall Creek Bridge: closed 200 west of Bungawalbyn whiporie Rd, water over the bridge
  • Moonem New Italy Road: closed
  • Fairy Hill Station Road: closed
  • Moonem New Italy Road: closed 1km East of Bungawalbin Whiporie Road: - Closed
  • Queensland Road: Ccosed
  • Savilles Road: closed
  • Shephards Rd: closed bottom of Hill near Hotham Street 
  • Short Street
  • Barling Street: caution, water over the road
  • Bentley Road, Regional Road:caution, water over road
  • Dean Street:caution, water over road
  • Diary Street, corner of North St: caution water over the road
  • Dyraaba Street: caution, water over the road
  • Hickey Street: caution, water over the road
  • Manifold Road: caution, water over the road
  • Old Tenterfield Road - 2.2kms south of Clearfield Road: caution, water over the road
  • Old Tenterfield Road - 9.3kms north of Summerland Way: caution, water over the road
  • Pratt Street: caution, water over the road
  • Sheppard Street: caution, water over the road
  • Spring Grove Road Springrove: caution, water over the road
  • Summerland Way (South): caution, water over the road
  • Summerland Way (South), south of Ryans Rd: caution, water over the road
  • Tatham Ellangowan Road: caution, water over the road

Tenterfield Shire Council area:

  • Long Gully Road: Closed due to landslips, washouts and large boulders
  • Paddys Flat Road: closed
  • Rivertree Road: closed
  • Rocky River Road at Upper Rocky: Closed
  • Sawyers Gully Rd: closed due to flash flooding
  • Upper Rocky River Road: closed
  • Back Ck Rd bridge over Tenterfield Ck: Caution possible localised flash flooding. 
  • Bald Rock Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Black Swamp Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Boorook Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Bruxner Rd causeway: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Castlerag Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Geyers Rd Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Harrigans Lane Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Hootons Rd Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Hynes Bridge Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Manners Street: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Millers Lane: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  •  Mingoola Station Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  •  Mingoola Station Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Mount Lindesay Road: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Mt McKenzie Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Mud Flat Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Old Ballendean Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Old Koreelah Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Plains Station Road: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Pye's Creek Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Reedy Creek Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Rivertree Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  •  Robertsons Lane: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Scotts Gully Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Scrub Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Tarban Loop Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Timbarra Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Torrington Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Washpool Creek Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • White Swamp Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding
  • Wylie Creek Rd: Caution possible localised flash flooding

SCHOOLS CLOSED:
Due to flooding, Education NSW announced a long list of public schools would be closed today.

Some school bus runs have also been cancelled due to road closures, so check with your school or bus service for more information.

•Brunswick Heads Public School

•Burringbar Public School
•Carool Public School
•Chillingham Public School
•Condong Public School
•Crabbes Creek Public School
•Crystal Creek Public School
•Dungay Public School
•Durrumbul Public School
•Fingal Head Public School
•Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre
•Hopetown School
•Lord Howe Island Central School
•Lowanna Public School
•Macdonald Valley Public School
Mullumbimby Public School
•Nymboida Public School
•Orama Public School
•Stokers Siding Public School
The Pocket Public School
•Tumbulgum Public School
•Tuntable Creek Public School
•Tweed Heads South Public School
•Tweed River High School
•Tyalgum Public School

•Ulong Public School
•Wilsons Creek Public School
•Wooli Public School
•Wytaliba Public School

Tunnell Rd (old Stock Route - South)

 

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ROAD CLOSED - 200m West of Bungawalbyn Whiporie Road - WATER OVER BRIDGE - DO NOT PROCEED THROUGH FLOOD WATERS

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