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April 18, 2021

Ballina roads impacted by flooding

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Ballina Council has this morning announced the current situation regarding rain-affected roads and services.

There are limited services at Ballina Waste Management Centre (WMC) due to heavy rainfall. Please delay visiting the WMC today, Sunday 21 March 2021.

The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is open. Please contact airlines for flight information. Flights may be delayed to due weather impacts at other airports.

With this morning’s heavy rainfall there is water over some urban roads:
• River Street near Bunnings
• Horizon Drive, West Ballina
• Westland Drive, West Ballina.

Currently the following rural roads are impacted, please proceed with CAUTION:
• Boundary Road @ Marom Creek
• Dalwood Road @ Gum Creek Weir
• Houghlahans Creek Road Causeways
• Lindendale Road @ Marom Creek
• Watsons Lane @ Emigrant Creek

Council is encouraging all resident and visitors to stay safe and drive to the conditions. Please stay at home if you can. But if you must venture out – DO NOT drive or walk through floodwaters.

Ballina Council says their staff are regularly checking roads across the  shire and signposting flooded roads. Not all urban roads can be signposted – so be aware of changing conditions in your local area.

For emergency help in floods and storms call the SES on 132 500.
For up to date road closures and cautions across the Northern Rivers visit: MyRoadInfo.com.au.

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