Rain forces nine road closures in Upper Lachlan

Heavy rainfall over the weekend has forced the closer of nine roads in the Upper Lachlan Shire on Monday.

They include:

  • Bannaby Road
  • Breadalbane - Collector Road
  • Blue Hill Road, Golspie at Burra Burra Creek
  • Bulleys Crossing, Biala at Lachlan River Crossing
  • Golspie Road at Woolshed Creek
  • Holloways Road, Tarlo
  • Old South Road, Yarra at Mutt Mutt Billy Creek
  • Range Road (Goulburn Mulwaree end of the Road)
  • Yalbraith Road, Golspie at Monkey Creek

Bevendale Road, Bevendale at the Lachlan River Crossing is also expected to be closed within the next couple of hours.

Upper Lachlan Shire Council is monitoring the situation and will be reviewing road closures throughout the day.

The Gazette received reports of 120 millimetres between Crookwell and Laggan, 114.8mm in Bannister, 71.6mm in Gunning, 63mm in Laggan and Roslyn, 60.6mm in Wheeo, 15mm in Grabben Gullen, 23mm in Binda, 10mm in Peelwood and 8mm in Bigga.

Never enter floodwater is the advice from the NSW State Emergency Service.

"The major cause of death during floods is from people entering or travelling through floodwater. This includes driving, riding and walking through floodwater and children playing in floodwater," the service said.

Floodwater may be deeper or faster flowing than it appears and contain hidden snags or debris. It may also contain chemicals, raw sewage, snakes, spiders and much more that could cause illness and even death. And roads and surfaces underneath floodwater often wash away, and may not be visible from the surface.