Motorists advised of heavy rainfall expected in Western NSW

5 August 2020

Motorists are advised to prepare for adverse driving conditions and expected road closures due to heavy rainfall forecast across far west NSW.

Transport for NSW Director West Alistair Lunn said the Bureau of Meteorology has advised heavy rainfall is expected this week with potential widespread impacts on the 2850 kilometre network of unsealed roads in the Far West NSW, with many expected to close.

“Motorists in these regions are advised to delay travel unless necessary, check the road conditions before travelling, be extra cautious and drive to the conditions,” Mr Lunn said.

“While some closures are necessary for the safety of motorists and workers during and after heavy rainfall, Transport for NSW endeavours to maintain access along all major corridors within affected areas.”

“Heavy rainfall creates additional road hazards and motorists should reduce speed, limit heavy braking, use daytime driving lights and keep an increased distance between cars in front.”

Permanent signs will be used to provide motorists with traffic information.

Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience at this time.

For the latest traffic updates call 08 8082 6660 for a recorded message road conditions (available 24 hours a day), 132 701, visit or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

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