Road Crews Address Storm Damage

Filed under Alert & Warning, Council, Emergency & Disaster, Weather ~ by Press on  10 Feb 2020

Heavy rainfall over the weekend damaged local roads and bridges, especially north of the Hunter.

Craven Close, Gloucester rain and flood damage.

Mid-north coast road teams installed closure signage, established detours, removed debris, and provided temporary repairs where possible.

“The extent of the damage caused in the past few days means we can’t get to everyone’s road immediately,” said Rob Scott, Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services.

“Once we can restore access across all impacted areas, crews will move onto addressing more widespread pot hole repairs.”

Rainfall over the past week exceeded the total received in the entire 2019 year period. Damage to roads and bridges was sustained across the region with closures including the Bight Bridge in Wingham, Possum Brush Road, Shorts Road, Yarratt Road, Peter Garret Bridge, Mooral Creek Bridge, Failford Road, and The Lakes Way at Tallanbah Point.

A culvert that washed out on Craven Close in Gloucester, leaving residents stranded, was responded to by Council’s road maintenance and water services teams.

Temporary repairs were made at the site to provide access, and water crews fixed the water main that had been taken out,” said Mr. Scott.

This is a really good example of why no one should ever drive through floodwater, as you can’t see what is happening under the water.”

Locals are reminded to visit www.myroadinfo.com.au or download the mobile app, for the most up-to-date information related to road closures across the region.

To report damage, complete the “report and request” form on Council’s website at  www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/report

Craven Close, Gloucester rain and flood damage temporary repairs.


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