Road Closures and Rain Event Updates
Road Information (Update: 4 January 2017 4.30pm):
Roads closed for drainage works
Council wishes to advise from Tuesday 3 January, 2017 through to Friday 20 January, 2017, the following streets will be closed as part of an on-going drainage upgrade project:
Kookora Street – From Collarene Avenue to Kooringal Avenue
Gunbar Street – from Wiradjuri Place to Kookora Street
Bringagee Street – From Bowditch Place to Kookora Street
The work is expected to be completed within the specified dates (weather permitting). As a result of this closure, motorists are reminded to expect minor traffic disruptions. Motorists will be guided around the worksite using traffic control signs and detour signs. Residents are further advised to follow traffic control signs and take extra care.
Roads closed for roundabout construction
Council wishes to advise from Monday 16 January, 2017 for a period of approximately five months the following roads will be closed for the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Old Willbriggie Road, Kurrajong Avenue and Watkins Avenue.
Old Willbriggie Road - section between Research Station Road and Bishop Road
Kurrajong Avenue - section between Old Willbriggie Road and Ceccato Road
Watkins Avenue - between Holt Road and Old Willbriggie Road
Roads closed for rain events
The following roads are closed due to recent inundations.
- Halse Road (Yenda)
Please note - it is offence to drive through a road that has been closed. DO NOT travel on any roads covered by floodwaters.
Roads Recently Re-Opened
These roads may still be affected from recent inundations and drivers are urged to exercise caution:
- MR80 Irrigation Way - (Mirrool Ck Widgelli)
- MR321 Kidman Way - (Mirrool Ck south of Hanwood)
- MR254 Whitton Stock Route - (Mirrool Ck east of Widgelli)
- Blackgate Road
- Boorga Road
- Bowditch Road
- Bringagee Road
- Brogden Road
- Cashmere Road
- Casserley Road
- Coppard Road
- Dickie Road
- Drew Road
- Gum Creek Road (at Mirrool Creek)
- Kubank Road
- Lake View Branch Canal Rd
- McNamara Road
- Mt Bingar Road
- (Murrumbidgee) River Road
- Myall Park Road
- Mallee Point Road
- Millis Road (south of Hanwood)
- Mirrool Branch Canal Road
- Nelson Road
- New Farms Road
- Rae Road
- Rathbone Road
- Shaw Road
- Scotts Road
- Slopes Road
- Turner Road
Motorists are asked to use extreme caution when driving through water on roads as the water may be deeper and faster flowing than anticipated. Please exercise care as waves and wash casued by your vehicle may damage adjoining property. Please also exercise caution as the road may have suffered extensive damage which is hidden beneath the water.
Council regrets the inconvenience caused, however, the safety of the community and the preservation of the road asset is of prime importance. Drivers are encouraged to minimise travel on unsealed roads as conditions on many roads change quickly with local flash flooding, creeks flooding, washouts and soft road surfaces.
Other road flooding information for major roads and roads outside of Griffith LGA can be viewed at www.livetraffic.com
Rain Event Updates:
Mirrool Creek Update (10 October 2016)
Reduced rainfall in the last week has allowed the Mirrol Creek to recede in levels from Ardlethan through to Barren Box Swamp.
Mirrool Creek flows peaked at the East Mirrool Regulator (EMR) Yenda last night and this flow is expected to continue over the next few days until it starts to subside. The EMR has handled the peak flows extremely well and this water is now heading towards Widgelli, Benerembah and through the system towards Barren Box Swamp and further west.
Whitton Stock Route and Irrigation Way at Widgelli as well as other roads in the LGA have water flowing over them and have signs and traffic control to warn motorists
Given the volume of water that needs to flow through the Mirrool Creek system, the current flows in the creek are expected to remain constant over the next few days before levels start to reduce.
Please exercise extreme caution when driving near water and heed all signs and directions. Road conditions underwater may have changed and not be apparent to drivers.
Mirrool Creek Update (Friday 23 September 5.00pm)
Similar to previous events, MI will be supporting Councils to manage these flows to minimise community impacts.
The critical time at the EMR is during the flow-peaks, with the next peak expected to be larger than previous events this year. Without further rainfall, there is no risk of water inundation in the village of Yenda.
Flows of 26,000ML have already been released through the floodway at BBS&W and current flows at estimated at 2,480ML/day. With greater peak flows than previously expected and air-space in BBS&W now limited, there is a need for further action to increase passing flows around BBS&W. Available options have been explored with both Councils and also discussions with some landowners adjoining BBS&W.
Action to increase flows down the floodway is being activated today based on CSC’s recommendation.
Barren Box Swamp and Wetlands Fact Sheet:
Mirrool Creek/Yenda EMR RegulatorFact Sheet:
In the event of an emergency, please call 000
For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW SES on 132 500.
NSW SES website: www.ses.nsw.gov.au
FloodSafe website: www.floodsafe.com.au
Bureau of Meteorology weather forecasts and flood predictions including river height information are available at www.bom.gov.au.