An access route for B-doubles has been put in place to support the current emergency in Lismore and the surrounding areas.
GML B-double access has been granted to Lismore, Alstonville and Byron Bay to support the restocking of food and fuel supplies.
The National Road Transport Association has advised drivers should follow the directions of on road crews and detour signage.
From Brisbane via Pacific Motorway – Ross Lane Interchange Tintenbar – Tamarind Drive – Titenbar Road – Teven Road – Bruxner Highway to Lismore.
Care should be taken when drivers are travelling on alternative routes.
No heavy vehicles will be allowed to pass Chinderah that are travelling to Sydney as the Pacific Highway is flooded further south.
Police are on scene at the Chinderah Service Centre to help Transport for NSW filter traffic.
Getting essential supplies to these communities devastated by the flooding is a priority.
Grocery stores in Lismore are in critically short supply of essentials such as milk, bread, fruit and dog food.
NatRoad has requested this information be forwarded onto any freight operators who transport supplies to these areas.
In Ballina the Richmond river burst its banks earlier today, disabling communications and swamping the NSW town.