Council urges caution during rain and flood conditions

AS heavy rain continues throughout the Alpine Shire, Council is warning residents and visitors to take care around floodwaters.

Rain is forecast across the weekend, and with some areas of the shire at risk of inundation, safety is very important.

Council’s Chief Executive Officer Ian Nicholls warned people not to drive through floodwaters.

“After so much rain, road conditions can become very dangerous,” he said.

“We are urging everyone to take care while these conditions continue.”

The State Emergency Service has issued flood warnings for the Ovens and Kiewa River catchments, and continues to keep up-to-date warnings online here.

The SES is urging people never to drive, ride, walk or play in floodwater.

SES road safety information:

• Be aware of road hazards such as mud, debris and damaged roads or bridges
• Do not travel through affected areas unless it is necessary
• Drive slowly, obey all roadblocks and never drive through floodwaters
• For the latest list of road closures or to report road hazards call 13 11 70 or check

More information on how to stay safe during flooding conditions is available at the SES website.

For flood or storm emergency assistance from the SES call 132 500

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