BMW driver rescued from flooded road

THE TEMPORARY isolation of homes in Gillenbah and a flood car rescue in Cootamundra were the only casualties of a peak in the Murrumbidgee on Sunday night. 

The floodwater a BMW driver was rescued from on Monday.

The floodwater a BMW driver was rescued from on Monday.

On Monday morning, a woman drove her BMW into fast-flowing flood water, estimated to be 60cm deep, at the Poole Street causeway in Cootamundra. 

Upon entering the water, the front of the car was damaged and it broke down in the middle of Muttama Creek. 

The driver was able to leave the vehicle and police and the fire brigade managed to tow the car out of the water. 

Bureau of Meteorology sub forecaster Andrew Frost said the river peak near Narrandera had subsided from 7.53 to 7.52 by late Monday afternoon. 

The organisation was closely monitoring what impact a predicted  20 milimetres of rainfall on Wednesday upstream of Burranjuck would have on river levels.

A minor to moderate flood warning still exists for Narrandera and further areas downstream, with a peak of 6.5 metres expected to hit Darlington Point on Wednesday. 

SES Murrumbidgee deputy incident controller Heath Stimson said their focus was now on mitigating any effects the peak will have on Darlington Point. 

Discussions were being held with the town’s caravan park owners about the risk of flooding in the campground, he said.

SES will also host a community meeting in Gumly Gumly on Tuesday night from 6.30pm at East Wagga Kooringal Football Clubroom.

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