26 September 2023

Holiday makers asked to avoid flood cities

Start the conversation

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is urging motorists to reconsider all travel plans, after floodwaters closed or damaged major roads and highways across the Central Tablelands, Central West, Orana and Far West.

Backing the call the Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway said recent heavy storms caused significant damage to roads, bridges and transport infrastructure from the Blue Mountains to the Far West.

“For now, we are asking all motorists to reconsider the need to travel to flood affected areas,” Mr Farraway said.

“Many roads across the region are closed and others are likely to close with minimal notice,” he said.

“I cannot stress enough just how important it is for motorists to be extra vigilant on the roads and of course, to never drive through floodwaters.”

Mr Farraway said flooded roads were not the only danger facing motorists, with potholes and damaged road surfaces also creating hazards.

“Even when the water recedes, we urge motorists to be aware that while our crews are working around the clock to repair potholes and damaged roads, they simply cannot keep up with the volume of work at present,” the Minister said.

“Please don’t assume that just because a road is open it is going to be anything like the road you are used to,” he said.

“Slow down and drive to the new conditions as you find them.”

The latest information on State-controlled roads and highways can be accessed at this PS News link.

Start the conversation

Be among the first to get all the Public Sector and Defence news and views that matter.

Subscribe now and receive the latest news, delivered free to your inbox.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.