Take care on roads damaged by wet weather

6 February 2012

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is issuing a special warning for motorists to slow down and take care after the extensive wet weather experienced in Northern NSW.

An RMS spokesperson said the wet weather and flooding has caused widespread damage to roads across northern NSW and while RMS is working hard to get potholes and damage repaired, motorists need to be alert particularly at night. 

“Motorists need to exercise caution not only during wet weather conditions but also after flooding and heavy rain and drive accordingly,” the spokesperson said.

“Driving in and after prolonged wet weather can test even the most experienced motorist’s skills, and they need to make sure they are lowering their speed to compensate for road damage, reduced visibility and slippery conditions.”

Reduced speed limits and road damage warning signs will be in place across the region to alert motorists to upcoming damage.

Members of the public can report potholes or road damage to RMS on 131 701 or by using the Contact Us form. If the report relates to a council managed road, RMS will pass on the information.

Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and obey all signs.

For information on which roads are affected by flooding, contact the Transport Management Centre on 132 701 or visit www.livetraffic.com

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