Locals are quietly smiling at the fact that Clarence Valley Council set up a road block just out of town.
Rumour has it that after endless rain then flood, tourists just wanted to go home - please!
Unfortunately they wanted to take the family cars and caravans though flood water coursing over a narrow river causeway which is one section of the only road which ties the village to the outside world.
Yamba Road is expected to be open today.
Photo from The Daily Examiner