Many major roads across Victoria are closed today as flooding continues following recent torrential rain and thunderstorms.
The Northern Highway at Wallan is closed between Hume Freeway and Taylors Lane due to flooding. Detours are in place to the Hume Freeway via the Wallan-Whittlesea Road (Watson Street).
The speed limit on the Northern Highway is reduced to 40km/hr at Heathcote due to dangerous road conditions.
The Goulburn Valley Highway at Seymour is closed in both directions due to flooding at Whiteheads Creek and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
The Midland Highway has also been impacted by floods, with water on the road on Midland Highway Corop, between Kerlin Road and Three Chain Road.
There is no access to the Melba Highway between Yea and Castella, with a detour via the Healesville-Kinglake Road.
Meanwhile the Wimmera Highway at Marong is closed from Calder Alternative Highway to Bridgewater-Maldon Road.
Other roads currently closed in both directions due to flooding include:
- Nagambie Main Road
- Heathcote-Nagambie Road
- Bendigo-Murchison Road
- Mooroopna-Murchison Road
- Seymour-Tooborac Road
- Axedale-Goornong Road
- Condon Street (resident access only)
- Goornong-Fosterville Road
- King Parrot Creek Road
- Lomas Road
- Elmore-Raywood Road
- Bendigo-Tennyson Road
- Whittlesea-Yea Road
- Simon’s Hill Road
- Faraday-Sutton Grange Road
- Break Oday Road
See here for further updates and road closures.
Emergency services have warned that flooding will continue throughout the week despite the rain easing up from today.
The SES has issued an immediate evacuation warning for residents in low-lying areas of the town of Seymour, while people living in Rochester and parts of Yea have been advised it is too late to leave.
If you are driving through regional Victoria today, emergency services have urged motorists to be aware of road hazards including mud, debris and damaged roads or bridges, and to never drive through floodwater.