Police and SES responded to calls a car was trapped in flood water on Bangalow Rd at Bexhill.
Police and SES responded to calls a car was trapped in flood water on Bangalow Rd at Bexhill. Marc Stapelberg

SES warns motorists to not drive through flood water

UPDATE 4.03PM: LISMORE SES has completed two flood rescues in the Bexhill area this afternoon involving motorists who allegedly drove into flood water over roads.

Both rescues were completed successfully, but further details currently are not available.

A spokesperson for the Lismore SES has again urged motorists to not drive through flood water as it is simply "too dangerous".

"There could be damage to the road (under the water) or with flowing water, it could look still on top but flowing quite quickly below," the spokesperson said.

UPDATE 3.16pm:  LISMORE SES has urged people not to put their lives in danger as they respond to two incidents on Bangalow Rd.

Police and SES responded to calls a car was trapped in flood water on Bangalow Rd at Bexhill.
Police and SES responded to calls a car was trapped in flood water on Bangalow Rd at Bexhill. Marc Stapelberg

 SES crews are currently conducting flood rescues around the Bexhill area.

It is believed a man near Bexhill was able to exit his car safely.

The SES message to drivers was, "if it's flooded turn around and find an alternative route."

Police and SES responded to calls a car was trapped in flood water on Bangalow Rd at Bexhill.
Police and SES responded to calls a car was trapped in flood water on Bangalow Rd at Bexhill. Marc Stapelberg

 

ORIGINAL STORY: EMERGENCY crews are en route to a possible flood rescue at Bexhill.

Richmond Police District chief inspector Nicole Bruce said crews were attending Bangalow Road, where a man has allegedly driven into flood water near the Bexhill shop.

A SES spokesman confirmed crews are also assisting police at Bangalow Road and Lagoon Grass Road intersection.

More to come.



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