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Water over several roads in Ballina due to king tides. Photo supplied.

The first king tide will occur tonight, Tuesday 14 June, and is predicted to peak at 1.97m at around 8.30pm.

A king tide of 2m is expected on Wednesday night at 9.20pm.

The king tides will then continue overnight throughout the week until Sunday 19 June. For the full details visit bom.gov.au/australia/tides/#!/nsw-ballina

Council is urging motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists to take extra care when travelling during these times as water over the road may be more difficult to see at night.

Avoid affected roadways where possible and remember that salt water may affect vehicle
maintenance and bodywork.

Roads likely to be affected by king tides and saltwater flooding include:
• Tamarind Drive, Cumbalum
• Tamar Street, Ballina
• Riverside Drive, West Ballina
• River Street, West Ballina
• Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina
• North Creek Road, North Ballina
• Southern Cross Drive, North Ballina
• Uralba Road, Uralba
• Old Bangalow Road, Tintenbar

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  1. Ballina is in the same position as Pacific Island nations, as is Byron Bay , Bruns etc. as towns that will be inevitably lost to the inevitable sea level rise from a 1.5 degree temperature rise, noting that there is nothing in place to limit temperature rises to aprox 3 – 4 degrees. Going, going….


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