Albany storms the ‘worst in 20 years’

Albany Advertiser

The City of Albany resources have been stretched as it responds to the ‘worst storm in 20 years’.

In a statement, City leading hand maintenace and construciton Garry Woods said the recent storms, which dumped more than 150mm in some parts of the region, were the worst he had seen in 20 years.

“Ninety per cent of the call outs we have received over the weekend have been for water over roads or large pot holes,” he said.

“We have been putting signs up to warn drivers but we have run out and are now having to borrow signs.”

While Main Roads has had to close a number of roads across the region, East Bay Road near Betty’s Beach is the only road the City has closed so far due to extensive wash out.

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Mr Woods said many roads in Elleker, Takenup and Wellstead areas were flooded in sections and warned there could still be roads under water or damaged in outlying areas that had not been reported.

To report a flooded road, or trees and branches on roads, call the City’s depot on 6820 3990. For after-hours reports call 1800 633 000.

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