Latest on major road closures due to flooding at 7:45am

National Road Transport Association

The Mid Western Highway has closed in both directions between Back Creek and Grenfell due to flooding.

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

Several other major regional roads remain closed, including:

In the Central West and South:

  • The Sturt Highway (Hammond Avenue) is closed at East Wagga.
  • The Newell Highway (Sherriff Street) is closed in Forbes.
  • The Newell Highway is also closed between Forbes and Wyalong.
  • Lachlan Valley Way is closed between Forbes and Cowra, between Legh Street and Morongla Road in Cowra, as well as between Forbes and Jemalong.
  • Henry Lawson Way is closed between Forbes and Grenfell.
  • The Escort Way is closed between Forbes and Eugowra.
  • The Mid Western Highway is closed between West Wyalong and Goolgowi.
  • The Newell Highway is closed between Gillenbah and Jerilderie.
  • The Sturt Highway is closed between Darlington Point and Collingullie.
  • Kidman Way is closed at Wallanthery.
  • North of Corowa, the Riverina Highway is closed at Coreen.
  • The Riverina Highway and Federation Way are closed between Hopefield and Urana.

In the State’s North:

  • The Kamilaroi Highway remains closed between Walgett and Burren Junction, between Walgett and Bourke, as well as between Gunnedah and Boggabri.
  • The Castlereagh Highway is closed between Walgett and Lightning Ridge, and also between Walgett and Wingadee (north of Coonamble).
  • The Gwydir Highway is closed between between Walgett and Collarenebri, and between Collarenebri and Moree.
  • The Carnarvon Highway is closed between Garah and Mungindi.
  • The Oxley Highway remains closed at Warren but is open between Gunnedah and Carroll.

In the North West:

  • The Cobb Highway is closed between Wilcannia and Booligal.

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

Motorists who need to travel in flood affected areas are advised to take extreme care, never drive through floodwaters and be prepared for conditions to change quickly.

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