Flooding continues but water levels are falling

Lavenders Bridge Bellingen at 8am Friday

Lavenders Bridge Bellingen at 8am Friday

The Bellinger River at Bellingen peaked overnight at 1am, reaching 6.1m and submerging the bridge.

It's been falling since then and at 8.30am was at 5.27m.

Lavenders Bridge has collected a fair amount of debris and is still flooded. It's unlikely to open before midday - check its status via the floodcam at www.bellingen.nsw.gov.au/bridge-flood-camera-network

At Thora, the river peaked at 5.44 metres around midnight Friday and is now at 4.49 metres and falling with moderate flooding.

The Never Never Creek and the Bellinger at Repton are falling, while the Kalang River at Kalang, Newry Island and Urunga is steady.

Lavenders Bridge submerged at Friday 7am

Lavenders Bridge submerged at Friday 7am