MACLEAY River water levels are falling at Toorooka and Turners Flat and the flood peak has now passed Sherwood Bridge and Aldavilla. The level at Bellbrook has risen slightly since 2pm but is not expected to significantly affect downstream levels.
A Bureau of Meteorology minor flood warning remains current but the level at Kempsey is expected to peak shortly at about the minor flood level of 4.50m.
Roads affected by flooding:
Bellbrook, Toorooka, Temagog, Turners Flat and Sherwood Bridges are all closed and will remain closed overnight. The bridges are expected to have silt and debris on them when they emerge and should not be crossed until floodwater is clear of the deck and they have been cleared of debris.
Dungay Creek causeway is closed
Gladstone St, West Kempsey railway underpass is closed
Old Aerodrome Rd is closed
Euroka Rd is closed
Queen St, South Kempsey is open
There may be water over or adjacent to other roads – proceed with caution
Georges Creek – 4.95m at 3.00pm – peaked at 5.00m at 1.30pm
Bellbrook – 4.91m at 4.04pm – rising slightly
Toorooka – 5.42m at 4.12pm - falling
Turners Flat – 5.92m at 3.00pm – falling
Sherwood Bridge – 6.49m at 4.14pm – peaked at 1.30pm, now falling
Kempsey Traffic Bridge – 4.42m at 4.00pm – rising slowly, expected to peak at about 4.50m
Belmore River entrance – 1.60m at 4.03pm - rising
Flood gates on Kinchela Creek, Belmore River, Euroka Creek and Christmas Creek are closed
Flood relief gates at Kinchela Creek and Belmore River are closed. On current expected river levels the relief gates will not need to be opened.