Sunday, November 1, 2009

WINGHAM CHRONICLE: School bus cut off due to flooding

A Bobin resident took this photo of a Warrawillah Road causeway yesterday about 8am.
School bus cut off due to flooding
27/10/2009 12:22:00 PM

It's only nine days since a heavy vehicle detour was established through Mooral Creek and Warrawillah and already the road has been blocked due to flooding.The detour was imposed for vehicles over two tonnes due to the deteriorating state of Marlee Bridge.

The causeways along Warrawillah Road went under Monday due to consistent rain. They were still passable via four-wheel drive that afternoon, having reached about the 0.2-metre level, but by yesterday morning, access was cut off as the creek had risen to 0.4 metres.

The milk tanker was not able to make its run through to Bobin yesterday and the school bus was unable to complete its route, forcing parents to either drive their kids to school or have them miss classes.

Michelle Wisely, the manager of Wisely's Bus and Coach Service, was disappointed the bus could not run, but not surprised that this happened.

“We’re totally disgusted that we can't do the run but it's been taken totally out of our control,” Ms Wisely said.

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