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Significant damage to a culvert on Blue Knob Road has cut the road north out of Nimbin. Council is working to fix the problem and open the road.

The ongoing rain and weather have taken their toll and following last night’s storm a major water main break at the Nimbin reservoir, cutting off the Nimbin town water supply.

‘Nimbin residents on the town water supply are urged to only use water for essential purposes while Lismore City Council works to repair the break. The storm damage has washed away part of the refilling line between the DE Williams dam and the High Street reservoir,’ says a Council spokesperson.

Storm damage in the Nimbin area is significant with major damage to a culvert on Blue Knob Road cutting the road north out of Nimbin.

Council crews are now working to repair the water main break at the reservoir and are undertaking urgent repairs on the worst-affected roads such as Blue Knob Road.

‘We are keen for residents to report any other major road or storm damage such as trees over the road or places where access has been cut so we can schedule the most urgent works,’ Scott Turner who manages infrastructure said.

Nimbin residents on town water should minimise water consumption and conserve water wherever possible.

Council is working to temporarily fix the water main break this morning so there is access to water and more permanent repairs will be undertaken in the coming days. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

To report storm damage, please phone Council on 1300 87 83 87.

To stay up-to-date with the latest information from all local agencies, visit the Lismore Disaster Dashboard at: disaster.lismore.nsw.gov.au

 

 

 


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