Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) has been working closely with SES, NSW Police and Transport for NSW (TfNSW) preparing measures in the event the Emile Seriser Bridge will have to be closed.  This closure will only take place when the depth of the water overtopping the deck of the bridge becomes too dangerous to drive through.

In the event the Emile Serisier Bridge does close, additional traffic management will be put into place.

If the Emile Serisier Bridge is closed, in an effort to ease congestion and accommodate the significant increase in heavy vehicle movements through the city, there will be changed traffic conditions, including along Cobra Street.  

Bligh Street, from Macquarie to Bultje Street is closed, including South Street and Sandy Beach Road. Any commuters that have parked their vehicles in other sections of Bligh Street should move them as a precaution.

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

A number of roads across the Local Government Area are being monitored, and may close, due to increased water levels. Stay informed using dubbo.nsw.gov.au/floods and livetraffic.com

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

Do not enter flood waters. For emergencies call 000.

Last Edited: 08 Oct 2022

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