The Hills Council general manager Dave Walker has urged residents to be cautious when driving through flood-affected roads throughout the area.
Torrential rain is again sweeping across Sydney and The Hills Council officers have been working with the State Emergency Service (SES) to close flood-affected roads.
“Council staff are working hard to close all roads that pose a safety risk to motorists,” Mr Walker said.
“Unfortunately we’ve had reports of one driver getting stuck on Blue Gum Rd, Kenthurst. This was after the driver had moved the barriers that council staff had used to block the road.”
“This is particularly dangerous behaviour and if The Hills Council officers or SES volunteers close a road, they do it for a very good reason.”
The rain is expected to continue, and The Hills Council staff will work with SES and Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers to clear the damage today and over the weekend.
The Hills SES Local Controller Evelyn Lester has asked drivers not to drive across floodwaters.
“People need to watch out for falling trees and branches and to not drive through floodwaters under any circumstance,” Ms Lester said.