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Byron Shire weather update PM – 13 June 2017

Byron Shire Council crews are continuing to fill potholes this afternoon.

Council’s director of infrastructure services, Phil Holloway said the saturated ground has seen many potholes appear within the Shire and staff were attending those considered hazardous first.

However, he cautioned that pothole filling was only a temporary fix and for the best result, it should be done in dry weather.  With additional heavy rain downpours the potholes may reappear.

Mr Holloway anticipated that it could take several weeks for road crews to fill all potholes within the Shire.

Motorists are requested to phone the depot on 6685 9300 between 8am and 4pm to report concerns.  You can also use the app Snap, Send, Solve to report information to council.

Mr Holloway said that further investigations today at Orana and Coomburra Roads in Ocean Shores had shown that the temporary seal placed on Friday in an attempt to help protect the road construction works during the weather event, had unfortunately scoured away during the heavy rainfall and caused sediment runoff.

Sewerage pump stations are working at capacity and at this stage there have been no reported overflows.

The flood pump at South Golden Beach is switching on and removing water when required and staff have been monitoring its performance.

Council roads staff are continuing to assess known localised flooding locations, investigating enquiries from the public, collecting data about road closures.

Information about road closures is being updated to the MyRoadInfo  http://www.myroadinfo.com.au/landing.asp)  and the following roads are currently closed in Byron Shire:

Closed

1.  Blackbean Road (Closed)
Water over road - DO NOT ENTER FLOOD WATER

2.  Blindmouth Road (Closed)
Water over road. Do not enter floodwaters.

3.  Coopers Shoot Road - at Byron Creek Rd (Closed)
Water over road. Do not enter flood waters.

4.  Durrumbul Road (Closed)
Water over road. Do not enter floodwaters.

5.  Left Bank Road (Closed)
Water over road past Frasers Road - DO NOT ENTER FLOOD WATER

6.  Palmwoods Road (Closed)
Water over road. Please do not enter flood waters.

7.  The Pocket Road (Closed)
Water over road. Please do not enter flood waters.

8.  Tickles Road (Closed)
Water over causeway. Do not enter floodwaters.

9.  Upper Main Arm Road (Closed)
Water over road at Leeson's Farm. Please do not enter flood waters.

10.  Upper Wilsons Creek Road (Closed)
Water over causeways. Please do not enter flood waters.

11.  Whian Road - Lismore Shire border (Closed)
Water over causeway. Do not enter flood waters. Closed at Lismore Shire border (Coopers Creek crossing).

Caution

1.  Beach Ave (Caution)
Water over road. Please exercise caution.

2.  Coomburra Cres (Caution)
Please exercise caution. Wash outs on road.

3.  Main Arm Rd (Caution)
Water over road. Please exercise caution.

4.  Myocum Road (Caution)
Water over road. Please exercise caution.

5.  Orana Road (Caution)
Please exercise caution. Wash outs on road.

6.  Redgate Road (Caution)
Water over road. Please exercise caution.

7.  Repentance Creek Road (Caution)

8.  Beatties Creek (Closed)
Water Over Causeway - Do not enter flood water

9.  The Pocket Road - at Brunswick St (Caution)
Water over road. Please exercise caution.

10.  Whian Rd - Eureka (Caution)
Water over causeway. Please exercise caution.

Motorists are advised to proceed with caution on all Byron Shire Roads as flash flooding may occur very quickly.

For information on the Pacific Highway please contact the Roads and Traffic Authority on 132 701 or visit www.rta.nsw.gov.au.

Sports fields

All sporting fields in Byron Shire are CLOSED.

Waste

Byron Shire Council’s waste collection services are as per normal.  Byron Resource Recovery Centre is currently open.

Flood Warning

Whilst the rain is easing, there is still a Flood Warning in place for the Brunswick River and Marshalls Creek catchments. According to the Bureau of Metorology website, Marshalls Creek at Billinudgel is expected to peak below minor flood level, Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency

Life threatening emergencies, call 000

For emergency assistance contact the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500.  

Media contact:

Media Communication Officer
Byron Shire Council
Ph: 02 6626 7320

Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.