UPDATE: Lavenders Bridge closed, Waterfall Way open but affected by flooding

Lavenders Bridge in Bellingen at 2pm
Lavenders Bridge in Bellingen at 2pm

UPDATED 2.40pm

Waterfall Way between Bellingen and Dorrigo is still experiencing flooding but is open with traffic affected in both directions.

Leans Bridge on Darkwood Rd at Thora is flooded and Lavenders Bridge joining north and south Bellingen has been closed.

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

Minor Flood Warning for the Bellinger River

at Thora and Bellingen

Issued at 10:57 am EDT on Thursday 13 February 2020

Flood Warning Number: 4

MINOR FLOODING CURRENT AT THORA AND EXPECTED AT BELLINGEN

Minor flooding is occurring along the Bellinger River at Thora and is expected at Bellingen from late morning.

Heavy rainfall has been recorded across the Bellinger catchment since Wednesday afternoon. Further rain is forecast for the next 18 hours.

Bellinger River:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Bellinger River.

The Bellinger River at Thora is currently at 3.45 metres and rising, with minor flooding. The Bellinger River at Thora is likely to reach around 3.90 metres Thursday afternoon with minor flooding. Further rises are possible with forecast rain.

The Bellinger River at Bellingen is likely to reach around 4.70 metres Thursday afternoon, with minor flooding. Further rises possible.

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 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

For more emergency information, advice, and access to the latest river heights and rainfall observations and forecasts:

* RMS Live Traffic: www.livetraffic.com

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

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

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

* BOM NSW Twitter: www.twitter.com/BOM_NSW

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