Website to list flooded roads info
PLANNING an escape route during a flood or other emergency will become easier thanks to a new website that combines road closure information across all Northern Rivers council areas.
The RoadInfo website has been produced by the Northern Rivers Organisational of Council (NOROC).
NOROC president and Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell said: “It is the experience of most councils that the information people request most is ‘what roads are closed?’ and ‘how can I get from A to B’.”
“This new system will put that information at their finger tips.”
The idea for a regional website came up during the post-flood review conducted after the January 2008 floods.
Travellers will be able to view a map of the Northern Rivers, from the Clarence Valley in the south to the Tweed in the north, and out to Kyogle in the west, which shows ‘roads closed information’ with markers placed at thelocation of the closure.
This visual guide will indicate the most reliable routes for travel across the region.