Warning for low-lying Regentville properties as heavy rain continues

Sandbags being collected at Jamison Park. Photo: Melinda Jane.
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The Nepean River at Penrith has reached a height of 5.85 metres and remains at Minor Flood level, but continues to rise as heavy rain falls across the region.

The State Emergency Service (NSW) says further rises are possible in the coming days.

At this stage, the SES is warning that low-lying properties in the Regentville area could be impacted by dangerous floodwaters.

Warragamba Dam started spilling at 3am today after reaching capacity.

Consistently heavy rain has been falling in Penrith since mid-morning with dangerous conditions emerging on the roads.

Police closing Jamison Road this afternoon. Photo: Melinda Jane.

Jamison Road has been closed at Jamisontown near Blaikie Road due to water across the road, while Mulgoa Road is closed near Mulgoa Creek at Glenmore Park.

Werrington Road is closed near The Kingsway, while York Road was closed at Jamisontown between Preston Street and Abel Street.

Flash flooding on York Road at Jamisontown. Photo: Melinda Jane.

A short time ago, Wallacia Bridge was closed and then re-opened again.

Other roads across the area are impacted by floodwaters and people should avoid driving unless absolutely necessary.

Flooding is also impacting Woodriff Street in the Penrith CBD, near Judges Car Park and the Astina building.

There was a steady stream of residents picking up sandbags at Jamison Park to protect their properties today.

Earlier today, students were evacuated from Nepean Christian School at Mulgoa and relocated to Mulgoa Village. Nepean High School also closed early due to concerns about localised flooding.

Atmosphere Gym at Tench Reserve is currently closed.

Rain will continue tonight and into much of next week.

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