We scored a hit, here in the Southern Highlands of NSW, and our colleagues just to the north - in the George's River catchment.
I have received 86 mm of rain overnight.
I repeat the comments made previously, please do not cross any flooded roads.
There have been landslips on the Moss Vale Road (into Kangaroo Valley). A Policeman apparently was assisting with the clean up, when the road edge gave way while he was there. He was carried down the hillside some 30 metres. Radio reports said he ended up being saved by vines entangling him, and preventing him slip further. He was eventually rescued at about 3:00am, and taken to Nowra Hospital. At least he came out of it OK.
There have been rock falls on Macquarie Pass, but the road is said to be open - one may drive down the Pass with caution.
Here is the RTA "Traffic Live" web page screenshot.
|Traffic Live site 8 March 2012.|
It is a useful site to store, for future reference.
The strong winds accompanying this storm worry me more than the rain. Not that I have many huge trees on my block, but I would not like to try to take any of the main roads in and out of Robertson today. Huge trees get loosed in the wet soil, and can come down.
This is what is driving this weather.
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