FLOOD UPDATE - DUBBO REGION - 10 OCT

DRC UPDATE, 6.30am Monday 10 October 2022

Residents are reminded to plan extra time for travel this morning (Monday 10 October 2022) with some roads and bridges across the region remaining closed. Macquarie River levels at the Serisier Bridge have fallen over night to 7.46m at 6am this morning but this is not low enough for crews to commence cleaning up.

Drivers should not attempt to cross any flooded roadways and consider altering travel times to avoid the busy morning period or work from home if possible. Drivers are also asked to be patient with frontline crews managing the changed traffic conditions.

Footpaths and roads across the region may be slippery, or contain debris, as flood water recedes. Pedestrians and drivers are urged to avoid areas where flood water is receding, until clean up can occur.

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

 

Dubbo:

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

Bligh Street remains closed. Due to the impacted car parking, people should carpool where possible, and utilise available all day 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.

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

Saxa Road remains closed.

 

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: 10 Oct 2022

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