6 Dec 2010

NSW flood threat eases but more rain forecast

9:35 pm on 6 December 2010

Residents in flood-affected parts of New South Wales are being warned they might not be allowed back into their homes until the end of the week.

The ABC reports while the immediate flood threat has abated with river levels not reaching their expected peaks, more heavy rain could be on the way.

The State Emergency Service (SES) says the Murrumbidgee River did not reach its expected 10-metre peak and the levee guarding the town of Wagga Wagga has held.

The same has happened in the north-west around Coonamble.

SES commissioner Murray Kear says it appears there will be 48 hours of reprieve before more heavy rain.