Shepparton streets were inundated by floodwater late yesterday after a torrential down-pour. Three public schools are closed and several streets.
Any residents who are still inundated with floodwaters can access sandbags from Council’s Operations Depot on Doyles Road.
If residents have water inundation, phone SES on 132 500.
Residents are asked not to drive through flooded roads as the wash created is causing property damage.
The Moira Park Summer Stroll scheduled for Friday, March 1 has been cancelled.
For information on school closures, visit http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/pages/closures.aspx
The following roads remain closed due to floodwaters.
• Drummond Road
• King Richard Drive
• Ross Allen drive
• Kakadu Drive
• Matilda Drive
• Mehmet Drive
• Orchard Circuit
• Grace Road between Barmah Road and Shepparton Zeerust Road
The following roads have reopened today.
• Merino Drive
• Byass Street
Please direct media enquiries to the SES media line on 1300 783 933.
Shepparton homes and businesses north-east of town are still surrounded by floodwater, and some people are isolated.
State Emergency Service urge people not to drive through floodwater, which encourages water to move onto properties.
Council’s community rangers picked up a number of animals due to the storm, so please contact the Shelter on 5832 9794 if your pets are missing.
A number of Council kindergartens suffered some damage but are operating as normal.
Residents were able to access sandbags from Council’s operations depot overnight.
If residents have water inundation, please contact SES on 132500.
More stories, photos and videos in tomorrow’s Shepparton News print and online.
Current road closures in Shepparton are:
King Richard Drive
Ross Allen drive
Re-opened roads in Shepparton
Tom Collins Drive
Shepparton Christian College, Shepparton East Primary School and Lemnos Primary School are closed today. None of the schools are inundated with water they are only inaccessible.
Notice from Shepparton Search and Rescue Squad:
To all the people doing flood work - whether it be volunteering or worrying about your own home - please be careful and safe. Don't play in flood waters and try not to drive through foodwaters.
If you need URGENT assistance for flood response please phone 132 500.
If you are able to assist yourself, but need sandbags you can collect these at the Council Depot, 315 Doyles Rd, Shepparton.
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