The clean-up is underway

The clean-up is underway from last week’s Gippsland floods, but more wild weather is expected.

The State Emergency Service had multiple call-outs across the area, and Stratford unit controller George Kircos said several roads were still closed.

Wellington received up to 150mm of rainfall, and the Avon river rose to more than 6.5 metres.

Mr Kircos said there were 56 road closures across Gippsland, and about 20 remained closed or were awaiting assessment.

This includes Stewarts Lane and Bengworden Rd, as bitumen had been washed away.

Wild weather will hit south-eastern Australia today, and Mr Kircos said it was important to be cautious, as wind warnings had already been issued.

“Start driving to conditions the roads will be wet, slippery, and muddy,” he said.

“Keep an eye out for fallen trees, and never walk, ride, or drive through floodwaters.”

Fallen trees over roads and powerlines can be reported to the SES on 132 500.