The Big River Sailing Club was under water as the Clarence River reached moderate flood level of 3.6m at Grafton on Friday afternoon, 14th February, 2020.
The Big River Sailing Club was under water as the Clarence River reached moderate flood level of 3.6m at Grafton on Friday afternoon, 14th February, 2020.

FLOOD UPDATE: Upper River levels remain steady, Yamba rises

UPDATE 5pm: The Clarence River remains at a minor to moderate flood warning but Yamba remains the only part of the Clarence that is rising as locations upstream sit at steady or falling levels.

The Clarence River at Yamba was sitting at 1.65m at 4.15pm on the Bureau of Meteorology while Maclean's levels were steady at 1.78m, well below the predicted 2.10m level earlier today.

The Clarence River at Prince St in Grafton was at 3.38m at 4.15pm today after peaking at 4.28m late last night.

Road closures and cautions remain as they were this morning but we urge drivers to avoid floodwater at all costs and to please be safe on the roads.

See updated water levels and road closures below and follow all our current flood coverage by subscribing to the clarence flood tag

UPDATE 7am: The Clarence River at Prince Street has peaked at 4.28m just before midnight on Friday.

A MINOR to moderate flood warning is current for the Clarence river is still current.

The Bureau will update the warning just after 10am on Saturday morning.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the Orara River at Coutts Crossing peaked near the major flood level overnight Friday into Saturday and the Clarence River at Lilydale peaked at 11.8 metres around midday Friday.

River levels show moderate flooding is current along the Clarence River at Grafton. Minor flooding is current at Ulmarra and Maclean.

The Clarence River at Ulmarra is expected to exceed the moderate flood level (3.40 metres) Friday evening. The river level is expected to peak near 3.60 metres Friday night.

The Clarence River at Maclean is expected to peak near 2.10 metres early Saturday morning with minor flooding.

With mountains of water moving downriver, more rods are expected to close over the next day, with a long list of outlying places still cut off by high floodwaters.

Lower Clarence River Clarence R at Lilydale 4.00pm Sat 7.27 falling Orara R at Orange Grove 4.05pm Sat 2.47 steady Orara R at Karangi 4.15pm Sat 1.42 steady Orara R at Glenreagh TM** 4.00pm Sat 2.85 steady below minor Orara R at Bawden Bridge** 4.00pm Sat 15.24 falling Clarence R at Rogans Br. 4.15pm Sat 5.61 steady Clarence R at Grafton (Prince St) 4.15pm Sat 3.38 steady minor Clarence R at Ulmarra 4.15pm Sat 2.73 steady minor Clarence R at Brushgrove 4.15pm Sat 2.50 steady Coldstream R at Tyndale 4.15pm Sat 2.48 steady Clarence R at Maclean 4.00pm Sat 1.78 steady minor Clarence R at Yamba 4.22pm Sat 1.65 rising   Wooli River Wooli R at Caravan Park 4.40pm Sat 0.64^ steady below minor Wooli R at Entrance 4.15pm Sat 0.39 falling

Road closures:

Closed

1.  15 Mile Swamp - Lower Kangaroo Creek Rd (Closed)
Road closed due to flooding

2.  Armidale Road - Hortons Creek (Closed)
Armidale Road at Hortons Creek is closed due to bridge and side track washout

3.  Armidale Road - Tyringham (Closed)
Closed at Clouds Creek

4.  Armidale Road Nymboida at Boundary Creek Road (Closed)
Between Boundary Creek Road and Schultz Road

5.  Black Swan Drive Coutts Crossing (Closed)
Road closed water over road

6.  Braunstone Road (Closed)
Water over road

7.  Carnham Road (Closed)
Water over the road.

8.  Carrols Lane, Harwood (Closed)
Road closed due to flood water.

9.  Coombadjha Road (Closed)
Road closed at Bridge - water over the road

10.  Geregarrow Road (Closed)
Water over road - road closed

11.  Kangaroo Creek Road (Closed)
Kangaroo Creek Road -bridge and side track damaged - road closed

12.  Kungala Road at Sherwood Creek (Closed)
Road closed water over road

13.  Lawrence - Maclean Rd (Closed)
Road closed due flood water

14.  Lawrence Tullymorgan Road (Closed)
Lawrence Tullymorgan Road closed water over the road

15.  Lionsville Road, Baryulgil (Closed)
Water over the road

16.  Martins Point Road Harwood (Closed)
Martins Point Road is closed at Harwood due to flood waters

17.  McPhersons Crossing (Closed)
Water over the road

18.  Mill Road, Harwood (Closed)
Road closed due to flood water.

19.  Mulquinneys Road (Closed)
Water over road

20.  Old Ferry Road, Ashby (Closed)
Road closed due to flooding

21.  Old Glen Innes Road west of Buccarumbi (Closed)
Water over bridge - Road Closed

22.  Orara Way - Bluff Bridge (Closed)
Water over the bridge

23.  Plain Station Road - Yates Flat (Closed)
Road closed water over the road

24.  Ramornie Station Road at Brickmakers Creek (Closed)
Road closed water over road

25.  Rogan Bridge Road (Closed)

Rogan Bridge Road at Solitude Lane (Closed)
Water over road

Rogan Bridge Road at Clarence Way (Closed)
Rogan Bridge Road at Clarence Way closed water over the bridge

26.  Rushforth Road Poley Bridge (Closed)
Water over Road - bridge closed

27.  Six mile lane (Closed)
Closed due to flood waters, water over road.

28.  Six Mile Lane, Grafton (Closed)
Water over road

29.  Somervale Road (Closed)
Water over road

30.  Tucabia-Tyndale Road (Closed)
Water over road

31.  Winegrove Road - Lilydale Bridge (Closed)
Road closed water over road

Caution

1.  Eatonsville Road, Eatonsville (Caution)
Use caution

2.  Frickers Road (Caution)
Frickers Road closed due to dangerous trees following recent bush fires.

3.  Iluka Road at Esk River (Caution)
Iluka Road at Wombah open but motorist to use caution

4.  Laytons Range Road (Caution)
Use caution on Laytons Range Road - damaged pavement

5.  McIntyres Lane (Caution)
Caution - shoulder washout and damage to drainage culvert

6.  Orara Way - (Caution)
Use caution

7.  Orara Way at School Lane (Caution)
Orara Way at School Lane is open however caution required.

8.  Palmers Channel Northbank Road (Caution)
Palmer Channel Northbank Road caution required as there have been riverbank slippage with the wet weather.

9.  Palmers Channel Southbank Road (Caution)
Palmer Channel Southbank Road caution required as there have been riverbank slippage with the wet weather.

10.  School Lane, Braunstone (Caution)
Use caution

11.  South Arm Road, Brushgrove (Caution)
Use with caution

12.  Tullymorgan-Jackybulbin Road (Caution)
Water over road

13.  Wooli Road at Sandy Crossing (Caution)
Use caution

14.  Wooli Road at White bridge (Caution)
Use caution