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Echonetdaily reader Kim Hollingsworth went to her doctor at Main Street Medical Centre, Murwillumbah, for a check-up on Monday. But it’s the diagnosis of her car that she is now waiting for.

When she returned to the car, which was parked in Proudfoot Lane behind the gym in a designated council two-hour parking zone, it was under water.

Kim told Echonetdaily, ‘It started to rain very heavily when I was still in the doctor’s surgery. When I came out to go to my car Proudfoot Lane was under water and my car, which was parked there, was inundated with water.

‘The staff at the medical centre said they had complained to Council on numerous occasions about the drain behind their centre. NRMA sent a tow truck, but the water had come as high as the black strip half way up the doors and the whole inside of the car was full of water.’

Kim says it is lucky that she has comprehensive insurance and wants to warn other Murwillumbah residents and visitors of the problem.

A spokespserson for Tweed Shire Council said the council is working through a program of inspections and repairs following the storm event of January 25. Proudfoot Lane will be one of the sites Council will inspect in regards to stormwater issues.

Photos Kim Hollingsworth


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