Floods cut off key northern roads
A LANDSLIDE and flooding has forced the closure of part of the Gwydir Highway between Glen Innes and Grafton.
Motorists are being told to use the New England Highway and the Bruxner Highway instead.
They are also being advised to be extremely cautious in northern New South Wales because of the continuing wet weather.
Other flooded roads have closed including:
The Oxley Highway in both directions at O’Neills Creek in Long Flat, west of Wauchope;
Failford Rd between the Pacific Highway and The Lakes Way, north of Forster;
The Gwydir Highway between Moree and Warialda;
The Bucketts Way is closed at Gloucester Rd in Burrell Creek, northwest of Forster; and,
The Pacific Highway is also affected by flooding at various locations.
It is expected that heavy rain across much of New South Wales could cause flash flooding across the coastline this weekend.
The Bureau of Meteorology had 16 flood warnings in place last night (Saturday).
A severe weather warning for heavy rain has been issued for people in the Northern Rivers, Mid-North Coast, Hunter and Northern Tablelands areas.