Bellingen Shire Council is seeking disaster relief funds after flooding over the weekend caused widespread damage.
The repair bill for roads and bridges is expected to be more than $1million.
Kalang Road was the worst hit with wash-outs and landslips in several locations.
“Our budget simply will not cover the million plus dollars that will be required to get these roads back to a reasonable condition,” said Bellingen Mayor Mark Troy.
Kalang Road remains open to traffic but drivers are being urged to take care and travel slowly.
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