Stay up to date with flood warnings and road closures

Stay up to date with flood warnings and road closures

STAY UP TO DATE WITH FLOOD WARNINGS & ROAD CLOSURES

NSW SES Flood Bulletin – Barwon River Sunday 11th April 2021 2:00pm

Current Road Closures

A number of roads across the region are currently impacted by the rain and an updated road closure information can be found on Council’s website at: https://www.walgett.nsw.gov.au/engineering/emergency-management/road-condition-information/ 

Council has crews out installing signage, however the community should not enter flood waters even if signs are not yet installed.

Remember:  IF IT’S FLOODED – FORGET IT.

Please ensure that you don’t drive through flood waters.

You can stay up-to-date by checking in with:

  •  For detailed N.S.W traffic information please visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701. To report an incident call 131 700.
  • To keep up to date with Queensland road closures and flood enquiries relating to state roads the public should ring 131 940 or go to the website www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au.

If you need emergency assistance:

  • Life-threatening emergency – 000
  • SES 132 500

 

NSW SES Major Flood Bulletin Barwon River Thursday 8 April 2021 2:00pm

NSW SES Flood Bulletin: Barwon River

Walgett Shire Council Update 4th April 2021

The General Manager Mike Urquhart wishes to advise Council staff and SES crews continue to monitor the Walgett flood gates for any leakage of flood water into the town
Four problem gate areas were secured overnight and additional works will be carried out in the next few days to ensure they are completely sealed in readiness for the next flood peak
Council staff will be making regular patrols of the levee  checking out any irregularities and taking evasive action where necessary
The General Manager will post rmedia releases to keep the community fully informed of flood mitigation measures and progress of the Flood event
Mike Urquhart
General Manager

WALGETT SHIRE COUNCIL UPDATE 31st MARCH 2021

Walgett Shire Council

For more information residents and visitors are asked to:

Listen to your local ABC radio station, follow /NSWSES on Facebook or www.ses.nsw.gov.au
For the latest Weather, Warnings, Rainfall and River heights visit: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood
For road closure information visit: www.livetraffic.com.au, call 131 701 or contact your Local
Council.
For rural animal and livestock assistance, contact your Local Land Services
Office: www.lls.nsw.gov.au

For emergency help in floods and storms, including assistance with resupply during isolation, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately

Mike Urquhart

General Manager

SES UPDATE FOR WALGETT COMMUNITY FOR THE COMING DAYS 31st MARCH 2021

The floodwater in the Barwon River is currently at 10.28 metres and rising in Walgett.

In the coming days, please be aware of the following impacts floodwater might have on the Walgett community.

To stay aware of the Barwon River conditions – stay up to date with the Bureau of Meteorology Flood Bulletins here – www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/flood/barwon-darling-us-bourke.shtml

If you require the assistance of the NSW SES, please call 132 500


Media Releases:
Major Flood Bulletin: Barwon River at Mungindi Issued Monday 29th March 2021 #4

Disaster Assistance Extended following Storms and Floods in NSW Media Release Friday 26th March 2021

2 Comments
  • John McBride
    Posted at 06:48h, 05 April

    What is the status of the Walgett to lightning ridge road

    • Alana Douglas
      Posted at 20:48h, 05 April

      Hi John,

      Still open.

      Thanks

      W.S.C Staff