Sydney’s West in a mess as evacuations progress, trains delayed


A number of Cattai residents will have to evacuate their homes by 2pm, the NSW SES has warned.

All properties in the community’s west along Threkheld Drive risk being cut off once waters reach 13.23m at Windsor

“Proceed along Threkheld Drive to Lakeland Road to Cattai Road then Miller Road to Pebbly Hill Road then to Old Pitt Town Road,” the SES said.

Evacuation centres are open at The Richmond Club in Richmond, or Castle Hill RSL in Castle Hill.

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Trains are running late due to an issue with a train at Penrith. Supplement buses are available to run between Penrith and Emu Plains. Allow plenty of extra travel time. Stops and departure platforms may change at short notice.

Warragamba Dam is currently spilling the equivalent of a Sydney Harbour’s worth of water a day. While forecasters say the heaviest rain has already fallen, the major flood risk will remain for residents across Sydney’s west for a few days to come.

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For the fourth time in months, Sydney’s west and south-west are battling with life-threatening floods as extreme sudden rainfall swells the banks of local rivers.