RESIDENTS are warned to stay indoors as a number of roads in the northern suburbs remain closed due to torrential rain.
Bulli Pass and Lawrence Hargrave Drive (between Clifton and Coalcliff) have been closed to traffic in both directions with the heavy rain causing landslides. A number of smaller landslides have been recorded at Austinmer and Stanwell Park.
Also, a number of suburban roads, including Carrington Street, Bulli, and Otford Weir are also closed to traffic, while water is creating dangerous driving conditions on Cabbage Tree Lane, Fairy Meadow.
The Princes Highway bridge over Whartons Creek at Bulli also went under earlier today, as well as several sections of Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Thirroul and Austinmer.
Wollongong City Council General Manager Greg Doyle is appealing for residents to stay safe during the challenging weather conditions.
“We’re seeing water over the road, and incidents of flash flooding across the city and dangerous driving conditions,” he said.
“If you don’t need to be on the road – or can postpone your trip – please do so until the weather has passed.
“Also, please don’t be a wet weather tourist. We’re getting reports of people driving around the city to see the conditions firsthand. This isn’t safe, and it adds to the challenge facing emergency crews and essential workers who are out supporting the community at this time.’’
For the latest traffic updates visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.
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