Roads will reopen after Launceston Council forced traffic away as a precautionary measure against stormwater flooding in Tasmania's north.
The Esplanade will reopen later Wednesday evening, as the threat of more rain dissipates and pumps start coping with the stormwater in the area.
The threat of flooding came just weeks after heavy rain in early June cost the lives of two Tasmanians and saw at least 17 bridges destroyed.
The combination of high tide and moderate flows in the North Esk River also forced council to close Henry Street but it was set to reopen late on Tuesday night.
There is currently no flood threat to low lying parts of the city.