Latest Transport NSW Flood Update on Road Closures across NSW

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by StreetCorner
12/01/2011

Because we are a local site,in normal circumstances we would not update you with traffic information for Northern NSW but given the magnitude of the flooding crisis in SE Queensland, the flow on effects and flooding Northern NSW, we are publishing these traffic warnings and notifications. Please do not travel on closed roads or attempt to drive through floodwaters, yesterday the RTA advised NSW motorists to cancel all non-essential travel regardless of whether the road is open or not and today police are asking people to stay away from flood affected regions of northern NSW, now is not the time for sightseeing.

The following information has been supplied by Transport NSW.

"The Pacific Highway remains closed between Grafton and Maclean due to flooding in northern NSW.

The highway is also closed at Halfway Creek, 25 kilometres south of Grafton.

The Orara Way remains closed between Coffs Harbour and Grafton.

Summerland Way remains closed between Grevillia, north of Casino, and the Queensland border.

The New England Highway remains closed at the Queensland border.

The Bruxner Highway is closed between Tenterfield and Casino, and west of Tenterfield.

The Gwydir Highway is closed between Grafton and Glen Innes.

The Ulmarra and Bluff Point ferries are out of service until further notice due to high water level in the Clarence River.

The Kamilaroi Highway is closed between Bourke and Brewarrina.

Motorists are advised to avoid all flood-affected areas. Up-to-date information on the status of state roads in NSW is available at www.livetrafficnsw.com.au or by calling 132 701.

Information regarding the status of roads in Queensland is available at www.131940.qld.gov.au or by calling 07 3292 6095.

Trains: CountryLink XPT services are no longer able to reach Brisbane due to flooding. As a result, today's 4.12pm Sydney to Brisbane XPT will operate to Casino only and there will not be any coach connection to Brisbane. Tomorrow's 6.30am Brisbane to Sydney XPT will start from Casino, and there will be no coach transfer from Brisbane to Casino."

A live interactive map of the flood with news and information can be found at www.everymap.com.au You can also share your own flood news, report property damage, share pictures and video on EveryMap. The free site sends alerts to locals who have requested alerts be sent for their area.


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turboghostie posts

Could you please advise the best route from Sydney to Ipswich... I am aware there are a lot of road closures. Is there any route open? If not when is it likely there will be a safe route open? We have friends from Ipswich here with us and they need to be back for work on Wednesday. All help would be appreciated.

halie posts

is their any way at all driving that anyone knows of, how i can get from redlands (brisbane) to central coast nsw. please help me out ! =)

Shah posts

Is there any of the way I can reach gold coast from Sydney by road?

mez posts

is it safe to drive from sydney to the gold coast via the pacific hwy? can anyone advise of road closures and delays?

domdillon86 posts

The Pacific Highway is closed near Grafton, the best bet would be to take the New England Highway up to Tenterfield, from there drive east to the coast and then take The Pacific Highway North the rest of the way. (Thursday Jan 13)

karim posts

Is there any of the way I can reach gold coast from Sydney by road?

Becs advice posts

I suggest you leave your cars and fly to your destinations. We had to do the very same yesterday and will have to go back to the gold coast by plane hopefully next week and drive our car back down to Sydney. Seriously dont take a risk it is not worth it

Noella posts

My daughter is heading home from holiday in Canberra and needs to get to Gold Coast ASAP re medication requirements.What route is possible please ? Many Thanks

Jacquila posts

We are heading from Melbourne to Townsville. I have researched the route from Hilston- Cobar-Bourke to Aramac- Torrens Creek. No word yet on these places in NSW but am looking for something... We leave tomorrow due to the onset of a monsoonal trough heading to Townsville. If anyone has any warnings about the NSW track, let me know. Cheers

Dear All, Check out www.everymap.com.au for information across NSW. Zoom into the map for the region you are interested in. It's constantly updated with official sources - and the community can also submit their own accounts of what's happening on the ground. The NSW SES site is also a good source of official information. Stay safe & don't try to cross floodwaters. Streetcorner

jesse49 posts

Need to get to Brisbane my best friend is drying in the Mater Hospital her daughter is cut off from her at Redbank Plains and

ihatefloods posts

is there any other way to get from maclean to coffs harbour? Also, when does the pacific highway open between grafton and maclean???

fhdjfdf posts

when does the highway open between grafton and iluka?

Go to www.everymap.com.au it has all the latest road closures & openings from NSW here or call the RTA for latest updates. Zoom into the area you want information on and then click on the reports to see latest info. All the best & travel safely. Regards Streetcorner

klklfkl posts

yeah thanks but this doesnt answer my question, i asked when it opens,

Hi klkfkl, Here's a report from EveryMap re the Iluka to Grafton road situation - there is a detour in place http://www.everymap.com.au/reports/view/... We are not an official source for NSW Road info, just a community site, so just trying to help. Cheers Streetcorner

davei posts

is there any way of getting to grafton from maclean? or any idea when the pacific highway will reopen? i need to be in grafton sunday night.

Don't know if this helps - from SES Friday 14 Jan at 6pm "Yamba and Iluka are isolated and may remain isolated for several days."

karlie posts

Hi my mother in law desperately needs to travel home from Rockhampton Qld to Parkes Nsw can anyone suggest the best rout? Cost or middle highway- no access to goodawindi?? help please she has been here since 20th December 2010!

sammy2 posts

is the New England open at the boarder QLD and NSW - this web site says no but this is from web site - Australia to - link - http://australia.to/2010/index.php?optio... Queensland Road network reopening after floods On the Darling Downs, the New England Highway between Warwick and Wallangarra, the Cunningham's Gap, Leichhardt Highway between Wandoan and Miles, and the Gore Highway around Millmerran are all open.

muffet posts

Hello Folks- I just drove from Gold Coast to Grafton. Pacific highway until turnoff for Lismore via Bangalow and then Casino.No problems at2-3pm but the Sportman creek after Wiporie is rising. Rain was very light.Hope this helps some of you. No traffic and good run. Halfway Creek on Pacific Hwy near Coff's H is closed until midnight apparently so would avoid all that .

Help posts

Hi is the new England open I need to get from gafton to Sydney have a flight to catch but need to stop by central coast for funeral can any one help me pls

muffet posts

Hi May not be much help but you can fly from Grafton on REX airlines about 350+ return to Sydney.....

Ken Atkins posts

How do we travel from Broken Hill to Brisbane without being flood effected? Leaving Friday 9th November.

D&S posts

Hi just need to know how the road is between byron bay to yamba. Thanks Heaps for your site

MB posts

"The Pacific Highway remains closed between Grafton and Maclean due to flooding in northern NSW. This info is out of date and incorrect check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au/deskto... for more up to date info

Dell posts

HELLO!!!! This is 2012, not 2011. Please update your page regarding road closures due to flooding. Thank you so much. It will be very handy info for travellers.

The above article is clearly dated as January 2011 not 2012 but it appears people may be accessing our archives via internet searches for emergency information. The following Press Release (issued today 25 January) regarding a Public Information and Inquiry Centre for information on north coast flooding and severe weather may therefore be useful. " The Public Information and Inquiry Centre has been activated in support of the NSW State Emergency Service following severe weather and flooding on the State’s far north coast. Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch, Deputy State Emergency Operations Controller said the centre is staffed by emergency service workers & volunteers and is available to provide information to affected communities. “The centre is able to provide information regarding displaced families, road closures, welfare assistance and all other general enquiries,” he said. The Public Information and Inquiry Centre can be contacted by telephone on 1800 227 228. It should be noted this inquiry hotline does not replace the State Emergency Service emergency hotline. Members of the public seeking emergency assistance during a flood or storm should call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. Additional information can be obtained by visiting the NSW State Emergency Service website at www.ses.nsw.gov.au or Emergency NSW at www.emergency.nsw.gov.au. For the latest on road closures members of the community can visit the RTA website www.rta.nsw.gov.au or contact their local councils. For all other emergencies, the public are advised to contact Triple Zero."

New england hwy is closed and pacific hwy is closed also only way to get to goldcoast or brissy is by plane.

gkollmann posts

My parents need to go home to canberra from the gold coast what will be the best way for them to go with all these roads closed???

Jstu posts

Are there any road closures between tamworth and coffs harbour? If so is there another route we can take?

minim posts

are the roads openned from cobar to dubbo and cobar to broken hill

angelo posts

am travelling to airlie beach via armidale on new england highway on the 5/2 staying overnight and heading to Dalby Qld on the 6/2 staying overnight again and then on to Rockhamton for the night can i make it through or can you suggest another route to avoid flooded areas

COB posts

Is there any risk of the main road from Sydney to Canberra flooding ? Does it normally stay dry ?

Leonie posts

Best travel route from Lake Entrance Vic. to Bathurst NSW for Friday 2 March

april posts

I am in junee and need to know what route i can take to get to leeton as i need to return today. I appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you

DBHILL posts

I am in Tasmania and am Flying into melbourne on the Tuesday 6th march and need to get back to Wagga Wagga, My home town. What way can i go and what roads are closed ?? I appreciate any help . Thank you DBHILL

lynnie posts

I have to leave canberra on tuesday 6 march to go home to yanco which is the best and saftes roads what roads are cloesed thank you

grasshoppa posts

hi there would any one know if you can get from melbourne (phillip island) to the gold coast. any route to avoid the 2012 vic floods. my parents are leaving on thurs.

Judy Evans posts

We are moving to Sydney from Jerilderie on Friday9th March will we be able to go through Wagga or will we have to go to Albury ?

Judy Evans posts

We are moving to Sydney from Jerilderie on Friday9th March will we be able to go through Wagga or will we have to go to Albury ?

Markhsv posts

I am wanting to head from leeton to junee tomorrow what is the best way ATM

Rosa posts

I'm moving to Gladstone next weekend 24th March from Stawell. What's the best route for a trailer full of my stuff? It doesn't look good :(

moorey posts

Could someone please let me know if the Mid Western Highway, Cobb Highway and Sturt highway are open through hay as we are travelling from grenfell to wentworth on Saturday 24th.

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A.J. posts

How can I get to Gold Coast to Sydney?

When will we be able to get through on the New England Hyw from Maitland to the Gold Coast.

Shunter posts

Can I get to Moree from Taree?

Morton posts

My daughter is driving from Melbourne to Byron bay on 6 February will she be able to get through? Will she encounter any road closures/detours?

David P posts

Friends travelling from Kempsey to Tweed Heads is there a clear road for them on the Pacific Higway or can they get to Tweewd or Not via any particular route?? New England or otherwise

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Is the Pacific highway opened between Nambucca Heads and Kempsey yet please

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