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Flooding and road closure information for Bega Valley Shire

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Bega Valley Shire Council have posted the following information: 

🚫 💦WET WEATHER BULLETIN - July 28, 10.00am

MINOR FLOOD WARNING for the Bega River

Moderate to heavy rainfall has been recorded across the Bega River catchment since Saturday last week. This rain has caused minor flooding at Bega.

Bega River:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Bega River at Bega North. The Bega River at Bega North is currently at 4.60 metres with minor flooding. The Bega River at Bega North is expected to peak near the current level (4.6 m).

Based on the prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology, the SES are expecting the following areas will be impacted by dangerous floodwaters:
• Roads and low-lying areas in Angledale, North Bega and Bega Jellat Jellat, Kalaru, Rocky Hall, Tathra, Tarraganda, and Tanja.
• Other local roads in low lying areas may be impacted. Please refer to www.livetraffic.com.au 132 701, Council's website www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au, or this Facebook page.

Flood Safety Advice:

In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES Bega Valley Units on 132 500.

  • Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
  • Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
  • Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
  • Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.

More info:

NSW SES: www.ses.nsw.gov.au

Latest River Heights and Rainfall Observations: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/southcoast.shtml

Latest NSW Weather Warnings: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

Rainfall Forecasts: www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/

Next flood bulletin from the Bureau of Meteorology will be issued by 11:00 am 28 July.

Latest River Heights as at 5am July 28:

Bemboka River at Morans Crossing - 1.96 metres, steady
Tantawangalo Creek at Candelo Damsite - 1.48 metres, steady
Bega River at Kanoona - 5.98 metres, steady
Bega River at Bega North - 4.60 metres, steady

🌊WALLAGA LAKE OPENING

Wallaga Lake is now open, it just took a while yesterday for the water level to drop due to the large swell, but the water height has dropped down to 1 metre this morning.

🚫 LOCAL ROAD CLOSURES

  • Bega – Tathra Road at Jellat Jellat
    • East Street, Bega Causeway - Closed
    • Grosses Creek Bridge, Buckajo - Closed
    • Tarlingtons Lane, Mogila - Causeway closed
    • Tathra-Bermagui Road, Wapengo - Causeway closed
    • Jaunceys Lane, Angledale - Causeway closed
    • Nullica Short Cut Road, Eden - Causeway closed
    • Back Creek Road, Nethercote - Causeway closed
    • Jacksonia Grove (formally Bridge Street), Bega - Causeway closed
    • Murrays Flat Road, Tarraganda - Closed
    • Tathra Road at Glebe Lagoon - Closed
    • Kirkland Avenue - Closed
    • Poplar Avenue - Closed
    • Bega Street (below the Recreation Ground)- Closed
    • Auckland Street (below Bega Public School) - Closed
    • Parrabel Street (below Drain Street) - Closed
    • Carp Street at Kisses Lagoon - Closed
    • Buckajo Road, Bega - Closed
    • Angledale Road between Parrabel Street and Hergenhans Lane - Closed
    • Towamba River Bridge - Closed
    • Jingo Creek causeway on Towamba Burragate Road - Closed
    • Stoney Creek causeway on Towamba Burragate Road - Closed
    • Tathra-Bermagui Road from the Country Club to Doctor George Mountain Road intersection - Closed - Detour for Bermagui to Tathra via Doctor George Mountain Road. Local traffic access only on Tathra-Bermagui Road from Doctor George Mountain to Mogareeka.

Wallaga Lake Road is now open. Motorist are advised to drive with extreme caution in the wet weather.

Council has multiple crews checking locations across the Shire and will update this post as information comes to hand.

⚒ ROAD CLEARING WORKS

A heavy mill team with backhoe heading up to Mount Darragh Road to clear some minor slips, rocks and trees across the road. Motorist advise to drive with caution.

We have a backhoe team heading to Upper Brogo Road to clear large debris on the concrete causeway.

👉 BUSHFIRE RECOVERY IN WET WEATHER

While this rain is very welcome for our region it is yet another challenge for people living in temporary accommodation following our bushfires.

Council and recovery agencies are ready to help anyone who needs assistance in these wet conditions. Emergency accommodation can be coordinated by calling our recovery hotline on 6499 2345.

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