NSW police warn of road flood danger


New South Wales police have warned motorists to take care as roads across the state flood and wet weather continues

April 19, 2012

New South Wales police have
warned motorists to take care as roads across the state flood and wet weather continues.

Police say a number of major and local roads have been affected within the metropolitan region, especially in the northern and western suburbs.

"With heavy rain falling motorists are being urged to delay their travel until weather conditions improve," police say.

Police say motorists intending to drive are urged to slow down, be patient and drive to the conditions as many roads are affected by surface water.

"Most importantly police continue to urge motorists to be mindful of the dangers of flooded roads due to hidden dangers and debris and drivers should never enter flood waters or cross flooded causeways," police say.

Close to 100mm of rain has been forecast for parts of the city.

New South Wales Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology issued a ‘Flood Watch’ on Wednesday afternoon.

"A slow moving low pressure trough near NSW coast will continue to generate locally heavy rain along coastal areas on Thursday," the bureau says.

Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

Flood Warnings will be issued if Minor Flood Level is expected to be exceeded at key sites along the main rivers.

Across NSW, about 75 percent
of Flood Watches are followed by flooding.

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