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Flooding in the Tweed Shire PIC SES Murwillubah FB

There are many roads affected by the flooding and landslides across the Northern Rivers with reminders to everyone that you should not drive through floodwater as conditions can change quickly. 

Transport NSW has said that The M1 Pacific Motorway has reopened between Tintenbar and West Ballina and Big River Way has also reopened between South Grafton and Clarenza, and also at Tyndale.

Major road closures

Major road closures remain in place, including:

  • Glenugie to Tintenbar: The M1 Pacific Motorway and Pacific Highway is closed in both directions.
  • West Ballina to Uralba: Bruxner Highway is closed and also between Sandilands and Malanganee
  • Loftville to Tomki: Bruxner Highway is closed between Caniaba Rd and Schielers Rd
  • Thora to Dorrigo Mountain: Waterfall Way is closed due to a landslide.

Local councils throughout the Northern Rivers are conducting inspections of damaged roads and bridges. 

For the latest road cautions and closures throughout the region visit MyRoadInfo.com.au or livetraffic.com.au for road status information.

Main Arm Road flood 2022. Photo Jimmy Priestly.

Byron Shire road closures:

Roads closed include: 

  • Wilsons Creek Road 
  • Huonbrook Road 
  • Federal Drive 
  • Coolamon Scenic Drive at Montecollum 
  • Main Arm Road 
  • Johnsons Road 
  • Upper Coopers Creek Road 
  • Palmwoods Road 
  • Englishes Road 
  • Upper Main Arm Road 
  • Upper Wilsons Creek Road 
  • Blindmouth Road 

‘Many roads remain inaccessible and extreme caution is to be used when driving around the Shire.  People should check MyRoadInfo or the map on the front page of Council’s emergency dashboard,’ said a Byron Shire Council media release. 

To report road damage in Byron Shire use the Report It tab on their website.

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  1. Hi my name is George and I need help. I am so sorry for how much pressure and personal distress you are all under there . Can you suggest a number for someone to know if my friend Don Drinkwater from Huonbrook is safe? I have exhausted all my possible avenues.Have you a contact for Kohina Hall Evacuation Centre if possible? I also saw online that someone in Upper Wilson’s Creek has satellite I internet snd I thought maybe may know.
    Love to all and so so sad to see and feel the devastation of the most beautiful place in this planet, [email protected].


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