Blame it on the rain . . . school-crossing attendant Chris Andrews and parent Trevor Bailey brave the weather as they wait outs
Blame it on the rain . . . school-crossing attendant Chris Andrews and parent Trevor Bailey brave the weather as they wait outs

You asked for it ? you got it

By CRAIG McTEAR

BRACE yourself for more wet conditions on the Coffs Coast over the next few days.

The Coffs Harbour Bureau of Meteorology says there will be more shower activity and the rain will hang around for a little while.

However, showers are expected to ease later in the week.

Coffs Harbour had 12.8mm in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday, and a further 13.8mm in the six hours to 3pm.

We're in for more scattered showers today, with mild conditions, and light to moderate south-easterly winds freshening near the coast. A top temperature of 24 degrees is forecast.

Isolated showers, scattered in the north, are on the cards for tomorrow, along with south to south-easterly winds and a top of 24 degrees.

Thursday will be much the same.

If you're driving on our roads during the wet conditions, you need to take extreme care.

That's the message from Coffs Harbour highway patrol police who are urging people to show commonsense.

Senior Constable Scott Jackson said drivers didn't necessarily have to travel at the maximum speed limit.

"You should knock off at least 10km/hour when the road is wet," Const. Jackson said.

"And you should increase the distance between your car and the one in front to at least three seconds.

"We're hoping that everyone takes care on the roads during the current wet weather."

n A Coffs Harbour woman, 18, escaped with only minor injuries when her car overturned on Waterfall Way near Bellingen on Sunday.

The woman was travelling west and was about 7km west of Bellingen when her Ford Laser lost traction during heavy rain and slid at 2.45pm.

The car slammed into an embankment and then rolled onto its roof.

The woman, who was the sole occupant, was treated for her injuries at Bellingen Hospital.

n A Sandy Beach man, 27, was treated at hospital after a car accident at Sandy Beach on Sunday night.

The man was driving his white Holden Commodore east on Holloways Road at 7pm when he lost control on a bend and smashed into a tree.

The road was dry at the time, police said.

Their inquiries continue.



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