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Weather warning



'Will I or won't I?' This was undoubtedly the question going through this Woolgoolga surfer's head yesterday morning as Mother Nature flexed her might and sent high seas to batter the Coffs Coast. By mid afternoon the deepening low pressure system was located directly off Coffs Harbour and overnight this was expected to move in a south-east direction. weekend surf conditions will be dangerous and swimmers, surfers, rockfishers and boaters are warned to be on high alert.

Wild and woolly weather has put emergency crews on high alert in the Coffs Harbour region.

The big wet played havoc with a Gladstone man, 18, on the Pacific Highway at Boambee on Thursday night.

Police said the man was driving his Toyota Hilux south in heavy rain at 6.45pm when the tyres lost traction.

He lost control and attempted to straighten the vehicle, but slid towards a median strip and overturned near Lindsay Bros Transport.

Luckily the man escaped injury. The Hilux was towed from the scene.

Inquiries continue.

The Coffs Harbour SES was called to The Book Warehouse in Harbour Drive on Thursday at 5.30pm when staff feared minor flooding from heavy rain. Volunteers put sandbags in place as a precaution.

The SES also helped to repair a leaking roof in Coffs Harbour and another at Moonee the same night.

Bellingen Shire Council staff removed small trees which were blown down along Waterfall Way at the Thora Cutting on Thursday night.

And yesterday afternoon, crews cleared trees which blocked Main Road 120 (Dorrigo to Coramba Rd) at Black Snake Creek and at Old Coramba Road at Dorrigo.



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