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NSW freight route flooding update

Transport for NSW has issued an update on all freight corridor closures

Heavy rainfall in the north-east of New South Wales is yet again causing impacts to the transport network, with several key freight corridors currently closed due to flooding.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) says crews are onsite assessing the situation on all affected roads and it will reopen roads when the water recedes and the roads can be safely assessed.

Transport for NSW has released flood updates for major freight corridors

Freight moving between Sydney and Brisbane will need to use the New England Highway until further notice due to several key freight corridors being closed by the rainfall in north-east NSW, as the New England Highway is the only freight corridor open between Sydney and Brisbane.

Flooding has impacted West Ballina, where the Pacific Highway is closed in both directions between Coolgardie Road and Tamarind Drive due to flooding.

TfNSW says traffic control is on site and southbound vehicles are being turned around at Ross Lane, while northbound vehicles are being turned around at Coolgardie Road.

Flooding has closed the Summerland Way at Leeville between Mongogarie Road and Leeville Public School and Sandy Creek Bridge, with crews on site aiming to reopen the road for heavy vehicles as soon as possible.

A land slip has closed the Gwydir Highway in both directions at Gibraltar Range between Coachwood Drive Cangai Bridge Road, as geotechnical teams are onsite to assess the slope and hoping to reopen at least one lane as soon as possible.

The Waterfall Way is closed at multiple locations between Raleigh and Dorrigo, with crews saying it will likely remain closed until at least the remainder of the day due to localised flooding and potential land slips.


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Bangalow Road is closed in both directions between Bangalow and Bexhill, with no estimates on when it will be reopened.

The Bruxner Highway east of Uralba Road is also closed, with only access to Lismore available from the east via Tintenbar interchange.

TfNSW encourages all drivers to take extra care when travelling on these unfamiliar routes and warns that the levee in Lismore is overtopping with residents already being told to evacuate immediately.

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