FLOOD UPDATE – DUBBO AND WELLINGTON - 9 OCT

DRC UPDATE, 9.00pm Sunday 9 October 2022

Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) are asking community to plan for extra time for travel tomorrow (Monday 10 October 2022). With some roads and bridges across the region remaining closed and the return of school, if possible residents should consider working from home or altering their start time to ease congestion during the busy morning period.

Drivers should not attempt to cross any flooded roadways. Drivers are also asked to be patient with frontline crews managing the changed traffic conditions to support our community remaining safe.

Dubbo:

Emile Serisier Bridge remains closed. The bridge is not expected to be open for any Monday morning traffic.

Bligh Street remains closed. With no parking in Bligh Street CBD workers should consider carpooling and parking near Victoria Park.

Changed traffic conditions in Cobra Street remain in place with no ability to turn right from side streets onto Cobra Street, from Macquarie Street to Darling Street and there is no access to Macquarie Street from the LH Ford Bridge.

Wellington:

Renshaw McGirr Way at the Bell River crossing remains closed.

The Duke of Wellington Bridge remains closed for major repairs.

Goolma Road remains closed with no timeframe for reopening yet provided by Mid-Western Council.

Saxa road remains closed.

All unsealed roads in the Local Government Area remain closed with access for local residents in passenger vehicles under 3.5 ton only.

For a full list of road updates please visit www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/flood

A further update will be provided Monday 10 October at 6.30am.

Community members are encouraged to stay informed via the following channels.

  1. Visit www.ses.nsw.gov.au or follow local units on Facebook
  2. Local road closures: www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/flood
  3. The ABC radio is the emergency broadcaster for any emergency announcements
  4. For the latest Weather, Warnings, Rainfall and River heights visit www.bom.gov.au or
    phone 1300 945 108
  5. For rural animal and livestock assistance, contact your Local Land Services Office
    on 1300 795 299 or visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au

Last Edited: 09 Oct 2022

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