FLOOD UPDATE – TRAFFIC & CLEAN UP

DRC UPDATE, 11.00am Monday 10 October 2022

Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) thanks community for patience as changed conditions remain in place. Residents travelling to the CBD are reminded that parking along Bligh Street is not available and they should plan ahead.

With assistance from Rural Fire Service and SES, Council have commenced a coordinated clean-up of affected areas.

The Emile Serisier Bridge remains closed. The Bridge will be a priority for clean up once the river has subsided to a safe level however the clean up is expected to be extensive. Transport for NSW will also need to provide approval for reopening of the Bridge. Residents should continue to plan for addition travel time and consider alternative travel times outside the busier afternoon period.

Unfortunately there have been some examples across the region of drivers attempting to cross flooded roadways. If it’s flooded, forget it. 

Inspections of public assets, sporting fields and walking tracks is underway however reopening of public facilities is likely to be some time away to allow for required clean up and repairs. Community will continue to be advised of any reopening times.   

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 afternoon traffic.

Bligh Street remains closed. Plan ahead where to 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.

Boothenba can be accessed via Yarrandale, but remains closed from Yarrandale to Golden Highway.

 

Wellington:

Renshaw McGirr Way at the Bell River crossing is now open.

The Duke of Wellington Bridge remains closed.

Goolma Road is now open.

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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