Impacts to NSW State roads and rail lines from natural disasters

Current road and rail line closure information

When road and rail lines are closed Transport for NSW needs to assess the overall impact of natural disasters on our assets and undertake safety reviews and inspections.

Our focus is always to prioritise safety for all customers, effectively assess the damage and re-open the roads and rail lines that will keep people and freight moving.

The purpose of this webpage is to provide information about estimated timeframes to re-open affected transport assets.

For all real time traffic and route information updates, please visit LiveTraffic.

Transport for NSW encourages all freight operators to check the Restricted Access Vehicle interactive map to determine appropriate alternative routes for their combination.

Please visit the State Emergency Service (SES) website for all current evacuation orders that are still in place.

The current State road closures associated with natural disasters are listed below, with information on damage and safety assessments. This page is updated as required, but please consult live traffic as well to plan your route on the day of travel.

Information is correct as of 4pm on 2 December 2022.

North and North West

  • The Kamilaroi Highway is closed between Walgett, Brewarrina and Bourke.
  • The Mitchell Highway is closed between Bourke and Byrock.
  • In Bourke, Kidman Way (Gorrell Avenue) is closed between Louth Road and Mitchell Highway.
  • The Cobb Highway is closed between Booligal and Mossgiel, south of Ivanhoe.

Central West

  • Kidman Way is closed at Wallanthery.

Riverina and the South

  • The Newell Highway is closed between the Mid Western Highway at Back Creek and Wennings Road, south west of Forbes.
  • The Riverina Highway is closed near Coreen.


In addition to state managed roads, some local roads managed by councils may also be affected.

Please visit LiveTraffic for information on road closures and alternative routes on the day of your travel.

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