DRC UPDATE, 6.10pm Sunday 23 October 2022

With some roads and bridges across the region remaining closed Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) are asking community to plan for extra time for travel tomorrow (Monday 24 October 2022). 

If possible, residents should consider working from home or altering their start time to ease congestion during the busy morning period.

Drivers are asked to be patient and support frontline crews managing the changed traffic conditions.

Drivers should not drive through any flooded roadways.


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, including between No. 2 and No. 3 ovals.

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.


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

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: 23 Oct 2022

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