Critical Alert

Two major highways closed due to flooding

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11.30AM: Motorists are still advised to avoid non-essential travel in flood affected areas of northern New South Wales.

The Pacific Motorway remains closed in both directions for light vehicles at Banora Point between Tweed River and Clothiers Creek Road. Heavy vehicles are now able to pass in either direction..

Tugun Tunnel (Pacific Mwy) closed southbound out of the Gold Coast to stop traffic heading towards the motorway closure.

Motorists are advised to delay travel however motorists who need to travel between New South Wales and Queensland are advised to use the New England Highway.

Other roads closed or affected by flooding:

The Bruxner Highway remains closed between Casino and Goonellabah.

Bangalow Road remains closed between Dawson Street in Lismore, and Bexhill Village.

Tweed Valley Way closed at a number of locations between Murwillumbah and Stotts Creek

Summerland Way closed at Fairy Hill Road at Fairy Hill

The Ulmarra and Lawrence vehicle ferries across the Clarence River are out of service.

For all Clarence Valley road closures, check this list. 

UPDATE: The Summerland Way is now closed from Clarence Way in Koolkahn and Ellangowan Rd, Casino in both directions due to flooding. 

Conditions are reportedly worst at Whiporie, about half way between Grafton and Casino. 

Motorists are still advised to travel north and south via the New England Highway due to localised flooding and closures near the Queensland border. 

The Pacific Highway is closed between Clothiers Creek and Chinderah due to flooding. 

Motorists in the Clarence Valley are advised that Iluka Rd at the Esk River is now shut due to flooding. 

BEFORE: MAJOR road closures continue to be an issue for motorists travelling from Sydney to Brisbane along the Pacific Highway and Summerland Way.

The Transport Management Centre have advised anyone travelling north or south to avoid the Pacific Highway due to localised flooding which has now blocked the highway at Chinderah, near Tweed Valley Way.

In addition to this closure, the Summerland Way is blocked in both directions due to flooding between Collins Creek Rd and Runnymede Rd at Kyogle.

The Bruxner Highway also remained closed between Casino and Goonellabah.

Motorists are advised that they should travel between Sydney and Brisbane via the New England Highway.

Motorists are reminded NOT to travel on a closed flooded road.

Plan before you travel by using the trip planner at or or by calling 132 701.

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