NSW north coast cops battering

Heavy rainfall causes traffic problems on the north coast of NSW, with police urging motorists to slow down

January 25, 2012

NSW Police is urging motorists to take care on the roads across the north of the state with the current wet weather expected to continue.

A number of major and local roads have been affected across the mid north coast and northern areas of NSW due to flooding. Motorists are being asked to delay their travel until weather conditions improve.

"Motorists intending on travelling from Coffs Harbour through to the Queensland border are urged to slow down and drive carefully as roads could be affected by surface water," NSW Police says.

The speed limit on the Pacific Highway between the Waterfall Way and Mylstrom turnoff has been cut from 110km/h to 80km/h due to rain.

"Caution should also be taken on all roads with the possibility of debris and damage due to the flooding," NSW Police says.

"Road surfaces may also remain slippery following the heavy rainfall and motorists should drive to the conditions."

NSW Police says motorists should contact the Roads and Maritime Services department (formerly the Roads and Traffic Authority) and local councils for information on road closures.

"Police continue to urge motorists to be mindful of the dangers of flooded roads due to hidden dangers and debris and drivers should never enter flood waters or cross flooded causeways."

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