UPDATE 8am Friday: Authorities say there may be further flash flooding for the North East of Victoria today with another 5 to 15mm forecast on top the 160mm of rain already recorded by some centres.
The major Victorian road closures still in place on Friday morning are:
Hume Freeway (M31) CLOSED between Barnawartha and Byawatha: From Murray Valley-Hume In Ramp On, Barnawartha to North to Hume In-Wangaratta Ramp Of, Byawatha. The Hume Freeway is currently closed in both directions between Barnawartha and Wangaratta due to flooding. Southbound traffic is being diverted at The Murray Valley Highway through to Cobram, then south on the Goulburn Valley Highway. Northbound detours have been set up at the Goulburn Valley Highway . Traffic is being diverted through Shepparton onto The Murray Valley Highway to Wodonga. Allow extra time. Drive with caution. Keep your lights on. Do not drive through flood waters.
Great Alpine Road, Everton CLOSED: Near Ward Lane, Everton. The Great Alpine Road (B500) is closed in both directions at Horseshoe Creek due to road damage from flooding and erosion of the bridge structure.
Great Alpine Road (B500), Tarrawingee: Great Alpine Road CLOSED between TARRAWINGEE and EVERTON due to flooding at Tarrawingee and multiple other locations. Follow the directions of emergency services and never drive into floodwater.
Federation Way CLOSED: Closed in both directions between The Murray Valley Highway and Wangaratta Road due to flooding. Detour via The Murray Valley Highway.
Beechworth Wangaratta Road, Everton Upper CLOSED: closed at Golden Ball Bridge, Hodgsons Creek due to significant damage by flood waters.
Beechworth-Wangaratta Road (C315), Tarrawingee CLOSED: Closed at Tarrawingee due to flooding. Follow the direction of emergency services, and never drive into floodwater.
Kays Road Tarrawingee CLOSED: closed both directions between Newton Road and Beechworth-Wangaratta Road due to flooding.
Tungamah-Peechelba Road, Wilby CLOSED: closed in both directions between Yarrawonga Road and Forest Road due to flooding.Please check Vic Roads for the latest road closure information and road openings.
Carraragarmungee Estate Road, Byawatha CLOSED: closed both directions between The Hume Freeway and Wangaratta-Eldorado Road due to flooding.
Markwood-Everton Road, Markwood CLOSED: closed in both directions between Snow Road and Carboor-Everton Road due to flooding.
Eldorado-Tarrawingee Road, Tarrawingee CLOSED: in both directions between Beechworth-Wangaratta Road and Main Street, Eldorado due to flooding.
Carragarmungee Estate Road, Byawatha CLOSED: closed in both directions between Wangaratta-Eldorado Road and Byawatha Road due to flooding.
Farmers Road, Everton Upper CLOSED: Farmers Road is closed near Beechworth-Wangaratta Road due to flooding and bridge damage.
Woolshed Road, Eldorado CLOSED: closed in both directions between Masons Track and Kangaroo Crossing due to flooding.
Boorhaman Road, Peechelba East CLOSED: closed both directions between Peechelba Road and Grossman Drive due to flooding.
Goodwin’s Lane, Wangaratta CLOSED: Contact Rural City of Wangaratta 03 5722 0888 for further details.
Boralma-Tarrawingee Road CLOSED: Contact Rural City of Wangaratta 03 5722 0888 for further details.
Boweya Road, Killawarra CLOSED: Contact Rural City of Wangaratta 03 5722 0888 for further details.
EARLIER 7.15pm Thursday:
VicRoads is appealing to any North East motorists who do not have to travel to delay journeys, as flood waters remain around the region.
The Hume Freeway in both directions remains closed in parts between Barnawartha and Benalla, due to flooding.
“If your travel isn’t absolutely necessary, delay your journey where possible,” a VicRoads spokesperson said.
A detour is set up through Shepparton and Yarrawonga, with Melbourne-bound traffic diverting at the Murray Valley Highway and Sydney-bound traffic at the Goulburn Valley Highway from Seymour or the Midland Highway from Benalla.
There is still major flooding on many roads with road closures including the Great Alpine Road, Federation Way and Beechworth-Wangaratta Road.
Emergency services are assisting drivers and members caught in and near floodwater, and VicRoads is helping with diversions for traffic.
Motorists need to drive to the conditions, remembering that braking distance doubles in the wet. Drivers should never attempt to drive through floodwater.
The road will be reopened as soon as it safe to do so. Once the flooding subsides, the road will be inspected for damage.
For the latest traffic information around the state visit traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au or download the VicTraffic app via your app store.
If you see any hazards on our roads, please report them to the VicRoads Traffic Management Centre on 13 11 70, open 24/7. In an emergency, call Triple Zero.
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