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Road closure update: Pacific Hwy closed

Flood aerials of Kungala on the Orara on Saturday afternoon. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner
Flood aerials of Kungala on the Orara on Saturday afternoon. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner Debrah Novak

THE Pacific Highway is now closed between Grafton and Maclean on the State's North Coast due to flooding.

All vehicles are advised to use Summerland Way and the Bruxner Highway instead.

Local residents in Maclean can still travel north to Ballina, and residents from Cowper Brushgrove and Tyndale can still access Grafton.

The Pacific Highway also remains closed in the following locations:

4kms north of Macksville in both directions between Port Macquarie and Clybucca in both directions (there is access for locals at Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie to travel north to Kempsey)

Yamba Road has also been closed in the last hour, with no prediction on when access will be restored.

The following major roads are also affected by flooding:

Oxley Highway is closed in both directions between Walcha and the Pacific Highway Waterfall Way is closed in both directions between Raleigh and Dorrigo Failford Road is closed in both directions between the Pacific Highway and Lakes Way Bangalow Road is closed in both directions between Lismore and Bexhill.

There is no forecast for when these roads will reopen.Motorists are advised to avoid these areas and delay their travel.The New England Highway can be used as an alternative.For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

Topics:  floods 2013



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