Audley Weir Closures 2024

Audley Weir closures report for 2024.

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Audley Weir Camera West

Audley Weir Camera East

Audley Weir Camera South

For yearly closure statistics refer to table below.

Closure Report (2024-May-05 to 2024-May-14)

Audley Weir has had it’s fifth flooding event for 2024 a day since it last flooded. Officially the weir closed on Sunday 5 May at 1:40pm and reopened Tuesday 7 May at 7:17am. The opening was brief with the weir flooding later that night at 10:59pm before reopening again on Wednesday 8 May at 4:58am only to flood again at 11:33am. The weir eventually reopened on Friday 10 May at 06:09am and was open for the remainder of the day until it closed early on Saturday 11 May at 02:47am. After almost two weeks of daily rain the sky turned blue with the weir reopening on Tuesday 14 May at 10:18am.

Racing across Audley Weir
Racing across Audley Weir

A white sedan which had attempted to cross the weir but stalled mid-way with the driver having to abandon the vehicle.  The stalled sedan did not put off the driver of a blue SUV which made it’s own successful attempt to cross the weir but had to confront the parked SES vehicle at the end of the weir.

Stopped at Audley Weir
Stopped at Audley Weir

Closure Report (2024-May-04 to 2024-May-04)

Audley Weir has had it’s fourth flooding event for 2024 a month since it last flooded. Officially the weir closed on Saturday 4 May at 1:26am and reopened 6 hours later on Saturday 4 May at 7:28am.

Closure Report (2024-April-06 to 2024-April-08)

Audley Weir has had it’s third flooding event for 2024 more then two months since it last flooded. Officially the weir closed on Saturday 6 April at 12:57am and reopened 2 days later on Monday 8 April at 3:35pm.

Walking Across Flooded Audley Weir
Walkers spotted walking across flooded Audley Weir

The unexpected closure of McKell Ave has further complicated access to and from Bundeena with the alternate road via Waterfall becoming unavailable.

McKell Ave which was reduced to one lane due to a land slip in March 2022 had further damage from Friday’s heavy rains making it unsafe for use.

McKell Ave Traffic Control
McKell Ave Traffic Control

Road access to and from Bundeena was only possible via Stanwell Tops which would make it a 60km drive to Sutherland taking an hour.  Drivers were advised not to travel travel south of Stanwell Tops due to a landslip at Coalcliff which has reduced traffic to one lane.

Bundeena Sutherland via Stanwell Tops
Bundeena Sutherland via Stanwell Tops

Closure Report (2024-February-21 to 2024-February-21)

Audley Weir has had it’s second flooding event for 2024 only a day since it last flooded. Officially the weir closed on Tuesday 21 February 7:10am and then reopened 4 hours later at 11:10am.

Closure Report (2024-February-20 to 2024-February-20)

Audley Weir has had it’s first flooding event for 2024 which about two months since it last flooded. Officially the weir closed on Tuesday 20 February 7:02pm and then reopened 2 hours later at 9:51pm.

Audley Weir Closures 2024

Start Date Start Time End Date End Time Hours Closed Days Closed
           
2024-05-11 02:37 2024-05-14 10:18 79.7 3.3
2024-05-08 11:33 2024-05-10 06:09 42.6 1.8
2024-05-07 22:59 2024-05-08 04:58 6 0.3
2024-05-05 13:40 2024-05-07 07:17 41.6 1.7
2024-05-04 01:26 2024-05-04 07:28 6 0.3
2024-04-06 00:57 2024-04-08 15:35 62.5 2.6
2024-02-21 07:09 2024-02-21 11:10 4 0.2
2024-02-20 19:02 2024-02-20 21:51 2.8 0.1
Total Hours/Days 245.2 10.2
Number of Closures 8

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