FLOOD WARNING – DUBBO AND WELLINGTON DRC UPDATE, 9:30am Saturday 17 September 2022

DRC UPDATE, 9:30am Saturday 17 September 2022

The Macquarie River peaked in Dubbo at 7.3m at approximately 1am Saturday 17 September 2022. At approximately 12:30am, Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) working closely with SES, Transport for NSW and local Police, reduced the Emile Serisier Bridge to one lane each way. Staff maintained a consistent flow of traffic without redirection.

An excavator is now on the bridge clearing debris. The traffic flow is still one lane south and eastbound with the anticipation to fully reopen the bridge by 12pm.

Pedestrian bridges remain closed.

Bligh Street Dubbo has now been reopened.

Wellington’s Renshaw McGirr Way at the Bell River crossing, is now open.

Duke of Wellington Bridge remains closed.

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

Do not enter flood waters. For emergencies call 000.


Last Edited: 17 Sep 2022

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