Water rising: road closure update


Forbes to West Wyalong (Newell Highway) is now closed at Marsden. Detour via Parkes, Condobolin to West Wyalong

Forbes to Grenfell (Henry Lawson Way) is now closed at Muddy Lagoon. Water over road in several places. Detour via New Grenfell Road.

Forbes to Cowra (Lachlan Valley Way) is now closed at Dukes Crossing. Detour via Parkes, Eugowra, Gooloogong. 

Forbes to Eugowra (The Escort Way) now closed at Southern Cross. Detour via Parkes. 

Forbes to Bogan Gate (The Bogan Way) closed at Nelungaloo. Detour via Parkes. 


Newell Highway (Forbes to Parkes at Tichborne)

Newell Highway (Marsden to Wyalong)

Ashburnham Road (Cookamidgera area)

Bedgerabong Road (Monwonga Road intersection)

Bogoin Lane (200m from intersection with Bedgerabong Road)

Coonambro Way (Cookamidgera area)

Corridgery Road (to Bogan Gate)

Wirrinya Road (at Dog and Duck)

Wongajong Road (Lachlan Valley Way to Henry Lawson Way)

Yellowbox Road (off MR377E)

New Grenfell Road is also open but there are some areas of rough surface, which are also signposted.


Forbes to Bedgerabong is closed. The only access available is via Bogan Gate, Condobolin, Lachlan Valley Way and Hodges Road (Straney’s Bridge – not B-Double rated)  

Lachlan Valley Way (South Condobolin Road) at 17 Mile and 21 Mile 

Bedgerabong Road (at Little Plains and “Astron Park”)

Boxfield Road (at Goonigal Creek)

Bundaburrah Crossing (Farnell Street/Show Street)

Corridgery Road (to Bedgerabong)

Dukes Road (from Lachlan Valley Way to Wandary Lane)

Edols Road (entire length)

Forest Road (from Littles Road to Troubalgie Road)

Noakes Road (Bedgerabong area)

Pinnacle Road (Garema area)

Quirks/Drabsch Road (several kilometres)

Saddleback Road (Landrace Road to Woolshed Road)

Salisbury Road (at Salisbury Crossing between Bedgerabong Road and Racecourse Road)

Sandhills Road (multiple causeways)

Slimbridge Road (from Yarrabandi to Bedgerabong)

Trigg Hill Road (Cookamidgera)

Wambat Street (Johnny Woods Crossing)

Warroo Road (at Warroo end near church)

West Plains Road (from Lows Road to Bogies Island)

Yarrabandai Road (west of Four Ways)


Traffic control conditions are also in place on the Newell Highway between Marsden and Wyalong due to water over road.

The Mid Western Highway, 50km west of Grenfell, has 200mm of water over the road. Proceed with caution.

Water is also over the road at  Pinnacle Road (Garema area), Coonambro Way (Cookamidgera area), Yellowbox Road (off MR377E), Ashburnham Road (Cookamidgera area-two locations), Yarrabandai Road (at Yarrangong Road intersection, Gunning Gap, Bollingers Road intersection and various causeways), Bedgerabong Road (Monwonga Road intersection) and Bogoin Lane (200 metres from intersection with Bedgerabong Road).

These roads have been signposted and are still open. Motorists should proceed with caution.

Council reminds residents that it is not only an offence to drive through a road closed sign but also dangerous as the road pavement condition is not known and there could be logs submerged in the water.

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