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Road Closures

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 Warrumbungle Shire Council Road Closures 

As at 2.30 pm Wednesday 22nd February 2017 

Warrumbungle Shire Council would like to advise that the local road network has been affected by recent fires as follows:

Road Name

 Road Section

Closure Status

Golden Highway

Between Black Stump Way and Cassilis turn off

Road is OPEN. 

Black Stump Way

Between Golden Highway and Coolah

Road is OPEN.

Vinegaroy Road 

(Warrumbungle Way)

 Between Coolah & Golden Highway

Road is OPEN.

 Tongy Lane Between Golden Highway & Vinegaroy Road  Road is OPEN.
 Moorefield Road From Black Stump Way  Road is OPEN.
 Binnaway Mollyann Road   Road is OPEN.
 Wingabutta Road   Road is OPEN.
 Bourke and Halls Road   Road is OPEN.

Motorists are advised road closures on various local roads remain in place and, Council is attempting to have these roads open and trafficable as soon as possible.  For an update on local road closures please contact Council’s office on 6849 2000.

Please note, unless there are any changes in the current road conditions, there will be no further Media Release’s in regards to the above road closures.

For after hours Roads Emergencies please contact 6849 2000.

NOTE:  During the time of Road Closure, users are reminded that;

  • They may be liable for any damage that they cause to a road that is closed or to their vehicle. 

  • Travelling on roads covered with water is extremely dangerous and should be avoided.

  • Road conditions can change without warning and drivers should travel with caution.

  • Unsealed roads damage very easily when they are wet and only essential journeys should be undertaken until these roads dry out.

  • Repairs to damaged roads are not usually possible until both the roads and gravel stockpiles begin to dry out.

  • Council prioritises repairs with higher trafficked roads usually receiving attention first.

During rain and flood events Warrumbungle Shire Council staff continue to inspect roads and collect information to update road bulletins at regular intervals.  Information is also available through local radio stations and via Council’s website.

This information is not exhaustive, it is only current at the time of posting, and should be regarded as a guide only.  Motorist may experience different conditions on site to those reported above.  As such motorist are reminded to undertake their own assessment as to the level of risk associated with driving on the roads within the Warrumbungle Shire Council area at this time.  Roads and road surfaces may be wet or covered with water at culverts and causeways.  Motorists are reminded to drive to the road conditions, obey road signs at all times and proceed with extreme caution.

 

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017