Bega district floods, January 2016 | Reader photos, Video

The Bega River peaked at 5.63 metres at 3.30am Tuesday, causing widespread flooding and road closures.

There was also a landslip at the foot of Brown Mountain affecting traffic on the Snowy Mountains Hwy.

However, rain has eased across the Bega Valley and as of 7am, river heights were beginning to fall.

Latest River Heights:

  • Brogo R at North Brogo 5.47m falling 07:00 AM TUE 05/01/16 
  • Brogo R at Angledale 5.99m falling 07:00 AM TUE 05/01/16 
  • Bemboka R at Morans Crossing 2.53m falling 07:00 AM TUE 05/01/16 
  • Bega R at Bega North 5.54m falling 06:00 AM TUE 05/01/16

Roads update thanks to Bega Valley Shire Council

As of 9am Tathra Bermagui Road, Wapengo Causeway, Wapengo Bridge, Tanja 10km from Tathra is now open

Deserk Creek Road at Numbugga causeway is also now open

Drive to conditions and stay safe.

  • Greens Crossing Bridge, Yankees Gap Road, Bemboka - CLOSED
  • Jauncey's Bridge, Angledale Road, Bega - CLOSED
  • Tathra Bermagui Road at Tanja, 10km from Tathra - ROAD CLOSED
  • Grosses Creek, Buckajo Road - ROAD CLOSED
  • Waterloo Creek, Upper Brogo Road - ROAD CLOSED
  • Bridge Street, Bega - ROAD CLOSED
  •  East Street, Bega - ROAD CLOSED
  • Murrah Bridge, Tathra Bermagui Road - CLOSED
  • Snowy Mountains Highway, Landslide near Bemboka, Westbound traffic affected - RMS monitoring
  • Upper Cobargo bridge at Double Creek, Upper Cobargo Road - CLOSED
  • Buckajo Road at Daisy Hill Road - ROAD CLOSED
  • Valley Street, Bega near Carp Street - ROAD CLOSED
  • Kirkland Street, Bega near Carp Street - ROAD CLOSED
  • Bega Street, Bega near cricket ovals - ROAD CLOSED
  • Parrabel Street, North Bega - ROAD CLOSED
  • Carp Street, Bega at Kisses Lagoon - ROAD CLOSED
  • East Street, Bega, Lagoon near showground - ROAD CLOSED
  • Tarraganda Lane at Tarraganda Bridge - ROAD CLOSED
  • Tathra Road at Jellat Jellat Flats - ROAD CLOSED
  • Buckajo Road at Murrays Bridge - ROAD CLOSED

Motorists should avoid driving through flood waters, which may have washed away road surfaces and could be deeper or faster-flowing than they look.

Farmers should take action to protect pumps, other equipment and livestock.

Campers and tourists in particular should take extra care in unfamiliar environments.

You can find more information on the weather in the Bega area from the Bureau website www.bom.gov.au, or by phoning 1300 659 218. 

People needing help with storm damage or with flooding can contact their local SES Unit on 132 500.

The SES is monitoring the situation. Check www.ses.nsw.gov.au for updates.

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