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Due to the continuing flood conditions there have been significant road closures throughout Northern NSW. 

Key transport routes closed

Grafton and Casino – Summerland Way is closed in both directions. Motorists are advised to use the Pacific Highway instead.

Clarenza – Big River Way is closed in both directions between Summerland Way and Greens Lane. Heavy vehicles are able to take the Pacific Highway at Glenugie, light vehicles are being diverted at Centenary Drive.

Corindi Beach: Solitary Island Way is closed in both directions between Cox Lane and Coral Street. Motorists are advised to take the Pacific Highway instead.

Lismore – Dawson Street at Leycester Street is closed in both directions. Terania Street and Peate Street are also closed.

Thora And Dorrigo Mountain – Waterfall Way remains closed between Darkwood Road and Maynards Plains Road due to a landslide. Northbound motorists are able to take the Oxley Highway, Thunderbolts Way and Waterfall Way. Southbound motorists are able to take Armidale Road and Waterfall Way.

Motorists are advised to avoid driving in flood affected areas and motorists already in flood affected areas should follow the direction of emergency services.

The situation is changing quickly and motorists are advised to keep up to date at livetraffic.com and also check with local councils for further road closures. 

For the latest traffic information, download the Live Traffic NSW app, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

Ballina Shire

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care on all local roads as heavy rain continues. 

‘We are encouraging residents to stay at home and only leave their properties for essential reasons.,’ said a Ballina Shire spokesperson.

Road closures: 

  • Cumbalum Interchange/Roundabout and Pacific Highway off ramp
  • Boundary Road @ Marom Creek
  • Lindendale Road Causeway
  • Houghlahans Creek Road Causeways
  • Ross Lane @Deadmans Creek
  • Pearces Creek Hall Road @ Pearces Creek
  • Dalwood Road @ Gum Creek Weir
  • Friday Hut Road @ Emigrant Creek (Kirklands Crossing)
  • Marom Creek Road (between Tucki Rd To Rous Mill Rd)
  • Marom Creek Road @ Gum Creek
  • Marom Creek Road @Yellow Creek
  • Marom Creek Road @Youngman Creek
  • Old Bangalow Road, Tintenbar
  • Uralba Road, Uralba
  • Wardell Road Yellow Creek
  • Wardell Road at Uralba Road
  • Watson’s Lane @ Emigrant Creek

Caution water over road:

  • Wardell Road, Uralba

For emergency help in floods and storms or for sandbag request call the SES on 132 500 or call Ballina SES direct on 02 4247 8278 for any local enquiries.

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

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  1. A brilliant outline of all road closures especially as we were to depart Newcastle for the Tweed on Thursday with overnights at Nambucca and Coffs. At the moment the Pacific Highway is open it seems. Will follow the Echo closely prior to the possibility of our departure.

    • Keen to know. Flying to ballina on Friday to meet Brisbane family in Byron… wondering if I will get from ballina to Byron and they will get from Brisbane to Byron driving???

  2. I would like to know we have a house on 18 Mia court Ocean shore how far up did the water come up! We are in Queensland at this stage


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