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Road Closures: Flood warning for Bega River

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The Severe Weather Warning for the South Coast today has been cancelled. There is a strong wind warning in place for the Eden Coast and a Minor Flood Warning is in place for the Bega River. 

The weather conditions have led to a number of road closures and requests for assistance from the State Emergency Services across the South Coast.

A landslip occurred around 1 o'clock in the morning on the Princes Highway near Stony Creek, north of Bega, this was blocking traffic in both directions but is now open. 

There was another landslip near the Bega lookout on the Princes Highway with a tree over the road, blocking the Southbound lane. 

A third landslip occured between Bega and Bemboka, on the Snowy Mountains Highway between Haslingtons Lane & Walls Flat Road.

There's a sinkhole on Merimbula Drive (between View Street and Monaro Street), the Southbound lane is closed, and the two Northbound lanes are single lanes going both ways.

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Approximately 8:15pm last night, the Bega Valley SES Unit and Police were on the scene at the Princes Highway in Eden where water pooled over both lanes near the golf course.

Exercise caution, reduce speed and add extra time to your journey. 

Stay up to date with road closures at Bega Valley Shire Council, Eurobodalla Shire Council and at livetraffic.com 

Flood / Wet Weather Closures - updated 12 May 2021 @10:20am
OPEN - Jellat Flat
CLOSED
Poplar Avenue, Bega
East Street - at causeway
Parrabel Street, Bega - corner Parrabel and Angledale Road
Bega Street, Bega - behind Bega Rec ground
Angledale Road at Jaunceys Bridge, Angledale
Old Wallagoot road - closed at Kalaru end through to Penuca Road.
Jacksonia Grove, Bega - at causeway
Tarlingtons Lane, Tantawangalo
Millingandi Short Cut Road
Wonboyn Road - at Watergums Bridge
Buckajo Road, Buckajo - between North Bega and Grosses Creek
Murrays Flat Road, Tarraganda
Towamba Road - between Nullica Short Cut Road and Ben Boyd Road
New Buildings Road at Pretty Point Bridge
Boggy Creek Road at Millingandi
Carp street - Bega
Bermagui Tathra Road at Wapengo
Pericoe Road, Towamba - at Towamba Bridge
Big Jack Mountain Road - at Burragate
Yankees Gap Road - at Greens Crossing Bridge
Coopers Gully Road - at Mt Pleasant Road intersection

What is happening?

MINOR FLOODING EXPECTED AT BEGA WEDNESDAY MORNING
Very heavy rainfall Tuesday night over the Bega River catchment has caused significant river
level rises along the Bega River and Candelo Creek. This rain is expected to cause minor flooding
along the Bega River at Bega Tuesday morning.

What we are expecting:
Based on the prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology, it is expected the following areas
may be impacted by dangerous floodwaters:
• Roads and low lying areas in Angledale, North Bega and Bega, Jellat Jellat, Kalaru, Rocky Hall,
Tarraganda, and Tanja, this may include the following streets and roadways within Bega:
o Carp Street at Kisses Lagoon.
o Northern end of Auckland Street
o Low lying areas along East Street
o Low lying areas at Buckajo Road
o Low lying areas along Bega Street
• Other local roads in low lying areas may be impacted.

MINOR FLOODING CURRENT AT BEGA

Very heavy rainfall Tuesday night over the Bega River catchment has caused significant river level rises along the Bega River and Candelo Creek. This rain has caused minor flooding along the Bega River at Bega.

Bega River:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Bega River.

The Bega River at Bega North is likely to peak near 6.00 metres around 10:00 am Wednesday with minor flooding.

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 visit www.ses.nsw.gov.au

What you need to do:
People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding should act now to prepare properties for
flooding;
• Stay up to date with information. Listen to flood warnings and follow the advice on how to
protect yourself, family and property - see below for ways to stay informed
• Pack essential items in waterproof bag: food, water, warm clothes, medications, valuables,
important documents, toys for children in case you need to leave
• Keep your pets close by, always know where they are
• Clean up yards and secure moveable objects such as trampolines, BBQs and outdoor
furniture
• Check on your family, friends and neighbours and share this information