Latest on major roads closed due to flooding in regional NSW at 2pm

National Road Transport Association

The Newell Highway between Parkes and Forbes is now open to heavy vehicles supplying the area, as well as local residents in Four Wheel Drives and SUVs.

This section of the Newell Highway remains closed to light vehicles, and the Newell Highway remains closed to all vehicles between Forbes and Wyalong.

Motorists are advised to avoid non-essential travel in flood-affected areas.

Motorists who need to travel are advised to take extreme care, and be prepared for conditions to change quickly.

Other major roads closed in the Central West include:

  • Henry Parkes Way is closed between Parkes and Manildra, as well as between Bogan Gate and Condobolin.
  • The Escort Way is closed between Forbes and Cudal.
  • Lachlan Valley Way is closed in Forbes, as well as between Forbes and Jemalong, and between Gooloogong and Cowra.
  • Lachlan Valley Way is also closed between Legh Street and Morongla Road at Cowra.
  • The Olympic Highway is closed between William Street and the Mid Western Highway in Cowra.
  • The Mid Western Highway is closed between William Street and the Olympic Highway in Cowra.
  • Canowindra Road is closed in Cowra as well as in Canowindra.
  • Henry Lawson Way is closed between Forbes and Grenfell.
  • The Mid Western Highway is closed at Back Creek.
  • The Mid Western Highway is also closed at Erigolia, east of Rankin Springs.
  • The Mitchell Highway is closed in Molong.
  • The Oxley Highway is closed in Warren.
  • Kidman Way is closed at Wallanthery and at Nymagee, south of Cobar.

In the Riverina and the south:

  • The Newell Highway is closed between Jerilderie and Gillenbah.
  • The Sturt Highway is closed between Collingullie and Darlington Point.
  • The Sturt Highway is also closed near Gum Creek, west of Darlington Point.
  • The Sturt Highway is closed to light vehicles just west of Hay, but is open to 4WDs and heavy vehicles under stop/slow traffic control.
  • The Riverina Highway is closed at Coreen, north of Corowa.
  • The Riverina Highway and Federation Way are closed between Hopefield and Urana.

In the state's north and north west:

  • The Kamilaroi Highway is closed between Cryon and Walgett, and between Walgett, Brewarrina and Bourke.
  • The Castlereagh Highway is closed between the Gwydir Highway and Montkeila Street in Walgett.
  • The Gwydir Highway is closed on the eastern side of Collarenebri.
  • The Cobb Highway is closed between Wilcannia and Booligal.

In addition to state managed roads, some local roads managed by councils are also affected.

Motorists are reminded never to drive through floodwaters.

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