FOUR roads in the Blacktown Local Government Area are still closed to traffic today following the heavy rainfall yesterday.
They are Grange Avenue in Schofields, South Street in Schofields, Rouse Road in Rouse Hill and Stony Creek Road in Shanes Park.
Blacktown SES controller Gary Fry said Grange Avenue was closed at 2.38am today, South Street at 9.30pm yesterday, Rouse Road at 4.30pm yesterday and Stony Creek Road at 6pm yesterday.
He said rainfall ranging from 76mm to 80mm caused flooding to roads and roof damage to houses in Vineyard, Riverstone, Toongabbie, Quakers Hill, Seven Hills, Doonside, Marayong, Blacktown and Kings Langley.
Superintendent Fry said the SES Centre attended to about 30 calls for assistance from 4pm to 9am this morning.
‘‘They were mainly for stopping water damage to their houses caused by blocked gutters and flooding in their backyards caused by blocked drainage,’’ he said.
‘‘We also got calls from a Lalor Park resident about flooding in his front yard caused by blocked drainage.’’
Superintendent Fry said there was no major property damage or serious injury caused to residents or SES staff.
A spokeswoman said Blacktown Council staff closed the four roads at the request of the SES for safety reasons.
A spokesman for the NSW Bureau of Meteorology said the 80mm which fell yesterday equalled the total average rainfall for the area for one month.