Tweed Valley Way not open to northbound traffic, says Council

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Photo: Tweed District Rescue Squad

CORRECTION: Tumbulgum residents are reporting there is 50-75cm of water over Tweed Valley Way at Tumbulgum.

Tweed Valley Way at Tumbulgum. Photo: Jasmine Levy

UPDATE: The Weekly has just spoken to Council regarding Tweed Valley Way and they are correcting their social media feed – there is no access through Tweed Valley Way. Please see below for council’s statement:

“URGENT NOTICE – NO ACCESS NORTH FROM MURWILLUMBAH
There is no access north from Murwillumbah as previously advised. We are relying on information from crews on the ground and unfortunately, there was a miscommunication. Council apologies for the error and any inconvenience caused. There is no way we want people to drive through floodwaters. Many thanks to the people on the ground who let us know.”

According to Council’s facebook page had said “It is possible to travel north from Murwillumbah now, however you won’t be able to get back at this stage.” – this information was incorrect.

Meanwhile the northbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway remains closed between Clothiers Creek Road and Tweed Coast Road whilst the southbound lanes are closed between the Tweed River and Clothiers Creek Road. Heavy vehicles are currently being let through the southbound lanes.

The situation could change later today with the SES releasing a moderate flood warning for the Tweed River at Chinderah later today with the high tide expected to cause a peak of around 1.80 meters at 1pm today.

Current road closures as per My Road Info

  • Bilambil Road
  • Byrill Creek Road
  • Chinderah Bay Drive
  • Clothiers Creek Road
  • Cobaki Road
  • Crabbes Creek Road
  • Kyogle Road, Sharps Road
  • Kyogle Road/Smiths Creek Road
  • Kyogle Road Bray Park
  • Limpinwood Road
  • Mooball-Pottsville Road
  • North Arm Road
  • Numinbah Road at Nobbys Creek
  • Palmvale Road
  • One land of the Pacific Motorway from Chinderah to Clothiers Creek northbound and Tweed River to Clothiers Creek southbound
  • Piggabeen Road
  • River Street Chinderah
  • Riverside Drive Tumbulgum
  • Stokers Road, north of school
  • Terranora Road, North Tumbulgum
  • Tumbulgum Road Murwillumbah
  • Tweed Valley Way from Condong to Pacific Highway
  • Tweed Valley Way/Clothiers Creek intersection
  • Tweed Valley Way Mooball
  • Tweed Valley Way South Murwillumbah
  • Tyalgum Road, Rocky Cutting
  • Tyalgum Road/Kyogle Road intersection
  • Urliup Road
  • Wommin Bay Road
  • Wooyung Road

 

Drivers are urged to take caution

  • Alma St with caution advised
  • Kennedy Dr from Ducat to Gray St due to flooding
  • Kyogle Rd near Shire boundary following a landslip and fallen tree. One lane is open, proceed with caution
  • Spring Valley Rd culvert has collapsed near the end of the road. A temporary bypass bridge is in place with a 5 tonne weight limit