Latest on major road closures due to flooding in Northern NSW as of 7:40am Tuesday 1 March 2022

National Road Transport Association

Motorists are urged to avoid non-essential travel as adverse weather and flooding continues affect roads in northern NSW.

The M1 Pacific Motorway is closed northbound between Bangalow and Ewingsdale. Northbound motorists are being diverted off the highway at Bangalow Road in Bangalow to travel north via Hinterland Way.

At the Ewingsdale Interchange, traffic is being diverted on to Ewingsdale Road towards Byron Bay or southbound on the M1.

Local traffic is being permitted to travel north.

The M1 also remains closed in both directions between Cudgera Creek and Tweed Heads.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Other major road closures remain in place, including:

West Ballina – Glenugie: The Pacific Highway is closed in both directions

Lismore CBD: Roads are closed including Dawson Street and Ballina Road. Motorists should avoid the Lismore CBD

Lismore – Bangalow: Bangalow Road is closed

Tenterfield – Mallanganee: The Bruxner Highway is closed

  • The Bruxner Highway is also closed between Casino and Tomki.

Casino – Grafton: Summerland Way is closed

  • It is also closed at Fairy Hill and Kyogle.

South Grafton – Clarenza: Big River Way is closed

  • It is also closed at Tyndale.

Grafton – Glen Innes: The Gwydir Highway is closed between Shannon Vale (east of Glen Innes) and Eatonsville (west of Grafton) due to landslides.

Corindi Beach: Solitary Islands Way is closed

Thora – Dorrigo Mountain: Waterfall Way is closed due to a landslide

Many other local roads are closed, with motorists urged to check local council pages and social media sites for updates.

Motorists are reminded to never drive through floodwater, follow the directions of emergency services and take extreme care as conditions are changing quickly.

For the latest traffic information, download the Live Traffic NSW app, visit or call 132 701.

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