Flooding, storms prompt warning from Yass SES

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BREAKING: Yass SES is urging residents to be careful near rivers and creek crossings as the the current deluge continues to wreak havoc in other areas of the state.

Booths Crossing and the Yass low level crossing near the high school are currently closed to traffic.

Greenwood Road is close to flooding too, but it was still currently open to traffic, he told Scoop at 4.55pm.

Duty officer Pete Chatwin said the local SES team had been called to only one residence so far, to fix overflowing gutters.

“We’re expecting tonight to be as heavy as last night’s [rainfall],” he said.

“We just can’t stress enough the importance of maintaining your gutters and trees [ in between storms] to prevent overflowing and flooding.”

He warned people to stay away from flooded areas, advising to never attempt to swim, walk, drive or ride through flood waters because it not only endangered your own life, but the lives of those who come to rescue you.

“Please be aware of the rivers and creek crossings. They are up and flowing, some may be flooded.

“Please remember; if it’s flooded, forget it, never swim, walk, drive or ride through flood waters. Not only are you endangering your life but the rescuers too.

“And take care on the roads.”

Those on the roads tonight should check in regularly with www.livetraffic.com for any warnings and incident alerts.

More information on storm preparation can be found www.ses.nsw.gov.au

Greenwood Road crossing earlier this morning. PHOTO: Julie Armstrong

Greenwood Road crossing earlier this morning. PHOTO: Julie Armstrong

Greenwood Road near the quarry at 2:53pm. PHOTO: Julie Armstrong

Greenwood Road near the quarry at 2:53pm. PHOTO: Julie Armstrong

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