Driver stuck in floodwaters

The road closure at Burns Rd, Ourimbah

The Central Coast Volunteer Rescue Squad came to the aid of a driver stuck in floodwaters at Hamlyn Terrace.

Emergency services were called to Louisiana Rd in the early hours of the morning of Monday, October 26, following reports of a vehicle trapped in floodwaters.

Crews arrived to find a small sedan stuck in the fast moving floodwaters across the roadway with one person still in the vehicle.

Rescue crews assisted the vehicle to safety.

The driver was uninjured.

A similar rescue performed by the NSW SES Wyong Unit at Burns Rd, Ourimbah, around the same time and day, has prompted emergency services to remind the public to always avoid driving through floodwaters.

Any motorist who does find themselves surrounded by floodwaters are urged to call 000.

Residents who require the SES for storm or other flood related matters call 132 500.

Central Coast Council has confirmed the following roads are closed due to flooding: Ace Crs, Tuggerah; Louisiana Rd, Hamlyn Terrace; Anzac Rd, Tuggerah; Burns Rd, Ourimbah; Johnson Rd, Tuggerah; and, Woodbury Park Dve, Mardi.

Dilon Luke

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