Sheep rescued, roads flooded and dams full after wet and wild weekend

Sheep have been rescued and roads closed after Boorowa region received a lashing of wet weather last weekend.

Around 44mm fell across Friday, Saturday and Sunday according to WeatherLink although some rain gauges recorded even more.

The deluge resulted in the Boorowa River breaking its banks, forcing Hilltops Council to close a number of roads due to rising flood waters.

As of 4pm Monday, the following roads remain closed:

  • Brial Road (Boorowa River)
  • Kennys Creek Road (Pudman Creek)
  • Scott's Street (Boorowa River)
  • Ballyryan Road (Boorowa River)
  • Kenyu Road (Narrallen Creek)
  • Brial Street (Ryans Creek)
  • Reids Flat (Lachlan River)
  • Cemetery Road, Rye Park (Pudman Creek)
  • Cocomingla Lane (Breakfast Creek)

For live updates on road closures, please click here.

The rising water also affected a number of areas in the Boorowa township, with the Boorowa Caravan Park evacuated as a precaution.

It was a busy weekend for the Yass-Hilltops SES, who responded to 21 jobs across the region, including rescuing a number of sheep from flood waters.

"Out on the Crookwell Road near Boorowa around 30 sheep were saved from flood waters," Young Unit Commander Todd Richens said.

"A flood boat had to be used to rescue all livestock."

According to Mr Richens, 14 of the calls were related to flooding with residents asking for sandbags to protect property.

Boorowa SES members were also giving out sandbags at IGA.

"The call for the first flood rescue was 7am Sunday morning," Mr Richens said.

"A driver was stranded in a sinking vehicle near Gundaroo."

There were also five cows along with their calves who were rescued from the Yass River along with five horses.