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Heavy traffic build up as M1 closes due to flooding

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The M1 Pacific Motorway is closed in both directions from Cudgera Creek to Tweed Heads South due to flooding between Cudgera Creek Road and Minjungbal Drive.

In a note to members this morning, Peak body Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) says there is no detour currently available for heavy vehicles and heavy traffic is building in both directions.

RFNSW, however, understands that Transport for NSW is working with local councils on a solution. Keep up to date at livetraffic.com and also check local council websites for further closures.

For the latest traffic information, download the Live Traffic NSW app, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

CURRENT FLOOD WARNINGS
Wilsons River
– Major flood warning
– http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/flood/wilsons.shtml
Clarence River
– Major flood warning
– http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/flood/clarenceriver.shtml
Brunswick River and Marshalls Creek
– Major flood warning
– http://www.bom.gov.au/…/warn…/flood/brunswickriver.shtml
Tweed River
– Moderate to Major flood warning
– http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/flood/tweedriver.shtml
Orara River
– Moderate to Major flood warning
– http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/flood/orarariver.shtml
Richmond River
– Moderate to Major flood warning
– http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/flood/richmond.shtml
Bellinger River
– Moderate flood warning
– http://www.bom.gov.au/…/warn…/flood/bellingerriver.shtml
Nambucca River
– Minor to Moderate flood warning
– http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/flood/nambuccariver.shtml
Macleay and Hastings Rivers
– Minor flood warning
– http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/flood/floodwatch1.shtml

RFNSW also reminds operators that a low pressure system located near the Gold Coast (Qld) will track southwards to northeastern New South Wales before deepening off the NSW northeast coast during today.

This system will continue to produce widespread heavy rainfall with areas of locally intense rainfall associated with embedded thunderstorms.

Lismore is bracing itself for the biggest floods since records have been kept.

The flood levee has been breached at Lismore, with the peak still to come.

Several evacuation orders have been issued overnight, including for parts of Lismore, South Murwillumbah and Kyogle.

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