Flood damage in Burnie

Flood damage at Upper Natone Road

Flood damage at Upper Natone Road

Heavy rain fall in the Burnie region has kept Council workers and SES volunteers busy over the last couple of days.

Key areas in the Burnie region affected by the heavy rain fall include Fernglade, Ridgley and Upper Natone.

Upper Natone Road between South Riana Road and Kateenah Road is still closed due to a landslip from the heavy rain. This road has received significant damage and is unsafe for any vehicles at this time. Consulting engineers are assessing the damage today. Council will endeavor to provide limited access as soon it is safe to do so.

The Fernglade Bridge on Fernglade Road is also currently closed. Engineers are investigating some movement on the north abutment. Council is aiming to provide access for light vehicles as soon as possible.
Ridgley also experienced areas of flooding, causing several road closures.

West Ridgley Road from the Ridgley Highway to North Prospect Road has now re-opened with limited access. Residents are urged to take care in this area and obey all signs.

Mayor Alvwyn Boyd urged drivers to take care on the roads, “Although Tasmania has only received minor flooding compared to Queensland, it is still very important to take care and follow all signage in flood damaged areas. In some areas, particularly in the Upper Natone area, this may mean for the moment a longer trip to your destination for your own safety.”

“The SES volunteers and Council workers acted quickly and did an amazing job baring the rough conditions to alleviate some of the damage. They have had a very busy weekend,” Mayor Boyd said.

Once all damaged sites are assessed by engineers, Council will then prioritise and begin repairing the areas with significant damage.

Residents in affected areas are encouraged to contact the Council offce for updates on when the affected areas are likely to be re-opened.

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ljowett@burnie.net