28 October 2022

Roads closed but only minor flooding as the next wave heads for Wagga

| Chris Roe
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A number of roads remain closed around Wagga heading into the weekend. Photo: Wagga Wagga City Council.

It looks like most of the Riverina will get a break from the rain this weekend, although the river remains high.

The Murrumbidgee has begun to fall at Gundagai after peaking at a moderate level of 7.70 metres on Thursday.

The main flood peak of around 8.80m is expected to reach Wagga overnight into Saturday, with only minor flooding expected after the water level hovered around 8.77m on Friday afternoon.

Wagga City council closed the Eunony Bridge Rd and the section of Boorooma St between the Olympic Highway and Gardiner St and it has been slow going across the Gobba bridge during peak times.

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Several highways also remain closed including the Sturt Highway between Collingullie and Darlington Point and Newell between Narrandera and Jerilderie.

The Mid Western Highway is closed to traffic between West Wyalong and Goolgowi.

A full list of local road closures can be found here.

Further downstream, flooding is easing at Narrandera and Darlington Point ahead of the latest peak that is expected to flow through after the weekend.

Carrathool continues to experience moderate flooding while there is major flooding at Hay, where the peak is expected to arrive on Sunday.

There is more rain on the way early next week and the BoM has warned that the sodden ground could lead to renewed river level rises in the upper Murrumbidgee.

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WaterNSW is continuing with flood operations at Burrinjuck Dam which remains at over 103% capacity.

You can stay up to date with the latest on the Murrumbidgee SES Facebook page here and you can keep an eye on the river heights here.

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW SES on 132 500.

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

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