They promised rain and this time they delivered. The following is a collection of shots from a patrol this afternoon and the water was still rising, especially around Castlemaine.
As most of the area (Maldon is basically cut off now) is now inaccessible by road, there won’t be a workday tomorrow as although we may have nice sun, we may find we just can’t get anywhere near a worksite.
It’s appears we’ve escaped any serious damage thankfully on the railway, but we’ll confirm that once the rain has stopped tomorrow. By all accounts the bridges have very fast but very free flowing water under them and absolutely no signs of movement.
Our thoughts are with the people who’s houses have flooded, especially around Castlemaine station, hopefully any damage is minimal.
Stay safe if you do need to be on the roads tomorrow and please remember to never enter flood waters.