Local roads update 6 March

Kiama Council

Kiama Council vehicle door

Kiama experienced an intense storm last night, Saturday 5 March. The SES reports that Kiama received 75mm of rainfall in 45 minutes.

Council is working on the following issues on local, Council-managed roads:

  • Swamp Rd near Jamberoo remains flooded and is closed to traffic
  • Jamberoo Rd at Dido Street is flooded and closed to traffic
  • Water over the road in places such as Riverside Drive, Bombo off ramp north of the Cemetery, Manning Street and others
  • Issues in properties along Manning Street and Hillview Cres as well as localised flooding on many local roads
  • A landslip on Wallaby Hill road is being assessed

Council road crews are patrolling roads to assess any damage caused by heavy rain and flooding and removing debris and blockages.

Council has had reports of further landslips on the Princes Highway at the Kiama / Gerringong bends northbound, which is having a significant impact on traffic flow. Transport for NSW, who manage this road, are aware of the issue and working to resolve it.

Council is also aware of a landslip in a cutting on the railway line near Bombo beach, with SES responding to assist stranded passengers overnight. Transport for NSW is also managing this issue.

All local beaches and rock pools remain closed due to dangerous conditions and poor water quality.

Council lifeguards have repeated their warning for people to remain clear of beaches and low-lying coastal areas, with current conditions expected to continue into next week.

Council will assess damage to beaches and rock pools once conditions are safe enough to do so.

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