Flood water risk for North West NSW roads
7 March 2020
Motorists in North West NSW are urged to delay non-essential travel and take extra care on roads as flood water from Queensland continues to make its way into NSW over the weekend.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said some roads had already been cut with the potential for some communities to become isolated in the coming days.
"Warrego and Narran rivers' levels have risen following heavy rain across southern inland Queensland and NSW from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther, which is causing flash flooding in some areas of North West NSW,"; Mr Toole said.
"It's important motorists put the safety of themselves, their passengers and other road users at the forefront and to avoid travel where possible.
"If you can't delay your journey, keep your eye out for road signs and traffic controllers and drive to the conditions, and if it's flooded, forget it."
Mr Toole said Transport for NSW was working with NSW SES and other authorities to ensure road users have the most up-to-date information and advice about current road conditions, closures and detours.
"In the event roads are cut, don't risk it by getting in a car and trying to cross flood waters," Mr Toole said.
"f it's an emergency, or if supplies are getting low, get in contact with your local SES who will be able to give you updates, advice or coordinate assistance."
Mitchell and Castlereagh Highways have experienced flooding over the past 48 hours.
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