Looking at a map you can see that part of Ballina is actually an island and several ocean access points make the town vulnerable to saltwater flooding.
With the expectation of king tides over the next few days, Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely as the high water mark might lead to minor flooding of some local roads.
Where possible, motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists should avoid affected roadways. Motorists are reminded the tides will be occurring during the evenings, and that salt water may also affect maintenance of vehicles and bodywork.
Roads likely to be affected by king tides and saltwater flooding include: Tamar Street, Ballina; Riverside Drive, River Street and Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina; North Creek Road and Southern Cross Drive, North Ballina; Uralba Road, Uralba; Old Bangalow Road, Tintenbar; and Tamarind Dr, Cumbalum.
For road information visit myroadinfo.com.au or telephone Ballina Shire Council on 1300 864 444.