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A flood warning has been issued for the Northern Rivers for Wednesday evening and Thursday, 24 February for the Northern Rivers.

There is potential flooding from late today in some catchments in the Northern Rivers including the Brunswick River and Marshalls Creek catchments. The BOM is warning there could be a chance of flash flooding in some areas.

‘A strong upper trough and associated cut-off low will move slowly eastward across the southern and southeastern interior of Queensland during Wednesday and Thursday,’ says the BOM weather warning. 

‘A surface trough near the northeast coast of New South Wales is deepening in response to this upper weather system. The surface trough is forecast to remain slow-moving into Thursday, producing areas of heavy rainfall with embedded thunderstorms.

‘A Severe Weather Warning has been issued for the Northern Rivers and parts of the Northern Tablelands Forecast District.’

Minor flooding

Minor flooding alerts have been issued for: 

  • Tweed and Rouse Rivers
  • Brunswick River and Marshalls Creek
  • Wilsons River
  • Richmond River
  • Orara River
  • Bellinger and Kalang Rivers
  • Nambucca River

The SES are reminding people not to drive, walk or ride through flood waters and to keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

People needing emergency help in floods and storms should call the SES on 132 500.

Byron Shire

‘Byron Shire residents are reminded to regularly check the Byron Shire Emergency Dashboard website for the most up-to-date information from the BOM and the SES,’ said a Byron Shire Council spokesperson. 

To report flooded roads, trees across roads or damage to Council infrastructure people should call Council during office hours on 02 6626 7000 or use the Report It tab on Council’s website.

The number to report after hours emergencies relating to Council infrastructure is 02 6622 7022.

Ballina Shire

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall, which is expected to continue over the coming days.

The latest road cautions and closures include:


  •                 Boundary Road @ Marom Creek
  •                 Lindendale Road @ Marom Creek
  •                 Pearces Creek Hall Road @ Pearces Creek


  •                 Dalwood Road @ Gum Creek Weir
  •                 Houghlahans Creek Road Causeways
  •                 Old Bangalow Road, Tintenbar
  •                 Watson’s Lane @ Emigrant Creek

Visit MyRoadInfo.com.au or livetraffic.com.au for road status information.

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