Griffith LAC urge motorists to take care during wet weather

Motorists have been urged to take extra care on the road, with heavy rainfall expected across the weekend.

Detective Sergeant Cherie Knox from Griffith LAC asked that residents exercise caution and remain vigilant about their safety. 

“We’re asking people to take care on the road in light of the weather this weekend,” she said. 

“Remain vigilant when travelling in flood-affected areas and water-covered roads.”

People are also advised to avoid any areas subject to sudden flooding and to beware of water covered roads and bridges. 

A spokeswoman for the SES said the prediction for moderate to major flooding remained in place, with personnel closely monitoring of Wagga, Gundagai, Tumut and Jugiong, and other communities lying along the Murrumbidgee River.

The Bureau of Meteorology's official recordings show there's been a huge dumping across the region. Figures to 9am Saturday:

  • Hay 63.2mm
  • Griffith 61.4mm
  • Narrandera 60mm
  • Yanco 53.6mm
  • Wagga 43.4mm

The SES advises that all community members should:

  • Never walk, ride or drive through floodwater
  • Never allow children to play in floodwater
  • Stay away from waterways and stormwater drains during and after heavy rain
  • Keep well clear of fallen power lines.
  • Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks, and heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500.

In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.