Residents ordered to evacuate as flood emergency continues

Flooding at The Kingsway in St Marys. Photo: Megan Dunn.
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Residents in parts of Penrith have been ordered to evacuate as the Nepean River peaks higher than the 1961 flood emergency.

There are fears the peak will continue to rise in coming days, with more rain forecast this week.

Evacuation orders are in place in the following areas:

Jamisontown – the evacuation is for all properties within the area of all properties bounded by Jamison Road, Surveyors Creek, Blaikie Road, Rear of Penrith Homemaker Centre, Western Motorway and Nepean River.

Regentville – the evacuation is for all properties along Martin Street between Mulgoa Creek and the Nepean River.

Penrith – The evacuation is for all properties within the area bounded by the Nepean River, south of the Great Western Highway and west of Peach Tree Creek. Includes: Captains Road; Fitch Avenue; Ladbury Avenue; Memorial Avenue; Nepean Avenue; and Recreation Avenue. The evacuation is also for all properties within the area of all the properties in the immediate vicinity of Cables Wake Park. The area bounded by Nepean River, Jamison Road and Peach Tree Creek.

River Road residents inspect the floodwaters. Photo: Megan Dunn.

Traffic continues to be impacted across the Penrith area with localised flooding on a number of roads.

The Wallacia Bridge is expected to be closed in the coming hours.

A number of businesses have closed for tonight, including Emu Hall at Emu Plains and Tins and Wood in the Penrith CBD.

Corrective Services NSW is expected to evacuate Emu Plains and Amber Laurel correctional centres tonight.

Need help? Call the SES on 132 500 or 000 in an emergency.

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