State Emergency Service (SES) and MidCoast Council crews have been in overdrive in response to flooding across the Mid Coast area.
A large section of road on Craven Close, Gloucester was washed away on Saturday night (February 8). A temporary bridge was constructed to assist stranded families.
A bridge on Wrights Lane, Dyers Crossing was also washed away in floodwater.
Crews have worked to restore access to properties and clear debris from roads. Pot hole repairs will be carried out soon.
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With rising levels in the Manning, the Farquhar Inlet was opened. Excavators were on Old Bar Beach to create the notch during low tide.
It's been a long time since this took place.
Taree SES has responded to dozens of call outs in the last few days.
Due to high demand, the crew ran out of sand and sand bags before the start of the weekend.
Once the new supply arrived, 11 defence force personnel visited the Muldoon Street headquarters to lend a hand.
In just four hours, they poured more than 12 tonnes of sand into hessain bags. They then assisted with sandbagging jobs in the area to allow the SES crew to attend to specialised jobs.
Meanwhile, the Bight Bridge on Tinonee Road is completely submerged by water. Other road closures include:
- Swans Road, Kippax Road, Gunyah Road, Warrahwilla Road in Bobin
- Yarrat Road in Yarrat Forest
- Shorts Road, Cedar Party
- Middlebrook Road between Wherrol Flat Road and Booral Creek Road (flood damage)
- Wingham Brush Reserve
- Gloucester Road at Wingham (caution)
- The underpass on Railway Street, Taree
- River Street, Taree between Pulteney Street intersection and the Martin Bridge
- Old Bar Road at Kolinda Drive (caution for water over the road)
- Possum Brush Road
There doesn't seem to be an end in sight for wet weather. The Bureau of Meteorology predicts rain until at least the weekend.
The advice from the SES- prepare your home and never drive, ride or walk through floodwaters.