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Roads, bridges closed in Eurobodalla Shire

Potato Point Road, Bodalla, is one of the many roads that have closed due to flooding on Monday, July 27. Image: Jess Prendergast

Potato Point Road, Bodalla, is one of the many roads that have closed due to flooding on Monday, July 27. Image: Jess Prendergast

The Eurobodalla Shire Council says a number of roads and bridges are still closed in the region on Tuesday, July 28, after rain inundated the region on Monday.

The council issued these warnings on Tuesday morning at 11.15am:

Ovals

All ovals remain closed

Road Closures

  • Comerang Forest Rd, Bodalla at Silo Farm Bridge
  • Congo Rd North at the causeway
  • Eurobodalla Rd at Cheese Factory Bridge
  • Araluen Rd at Kiora
  • Sunnyside Rd, Narooma
  • River Rd Nelligen at the causeway
  • Riverside Drive, Narooma
  • Kings Hwy - rock slip being removed - delays expected till 4pm

Bridges

  • Silo - 2.5m over deck
  • Tyrone - 0.5m over deck
  • Gulph Creek - still lapping deck
  • Kiora - 0.5m over deck
  • Dwyers creek Road - 0.4m over causeway
  • Belowra - has been washed out
  • Belimbla Bridge - under water
  • Bradbury's Bridge, Araluen Rd - abutment damage

On Monday, local emergency management officer Warren Sharpe warned road users should only drive if it is essential to do so.

Mr Sharpe said many small waterways were opening intermittently, including Mcleods Creek at Mogo, Nangudga at Narooma, and Congo Creek.

Mr Sharpe commended all the staff and agencies working to get power and water operating in the shire, and assisting in storm damage and rescue.

He said saturated ground, wind and fire damage were causing trees to fall.

There were many reports of trees down, and crews were being dispatched all over the shire. Call 4474 1000 to report fallen trees.

There were reports of drivers aquaplaning on roads.

Leave non-essential trips until weather conditions improve. Turn on lights and drive slowly.

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