The State Emergency Service advises that residents experiencing flash flooding should:

  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
  • Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
  • If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
  • Unplug computers and appliances.
  • Avoid using the phone during the storm.
  • Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.

For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW) on 132 500.

Motorists are asked to use extreme caution when travelling in the wet weather. Please avoid walking or driving through flood waters, it may be deeper and faster flowing than anticipated and/or the road may have suffered extensive damage hidden beneath the water.

Road Closures

Parkes Shire Council wishes to advise of the temporary road closures due to flash flooding:

  • Narromine to Tullamore (MR354)
  • Tullamore to Peak Hill (MR348)
  • Bulgandramine Road (SR1162)
  • Taweni Road and (SR82A)
  • Parkes to Cookamidgera Road (SR10)
  • Oliview Road (SR26)
  • Terrill Road (SR19-21)
  • Kamandra Lane (SR17)
  • Welcome Road (SR8) - at the weir
  • Coobang Road (SR27)
  • Wyatts Lane
  • Adavale Lane
  • Warregal Road
  • Bindogundra Road
  • Eugowra Road (at Billabong Creek) - detour in place
  • Back Yamma Road
  • Middle Trundle Road (83)
  • Condobolin Road at McGrath Lane (M16W)

The Newell Highway (between Parkes and Forbes) and the Henry Parkes Way (Orange Road) are both open, however motorists are advised to keep an eye on www.livetraffic.com for further updates.

Load Limit

Parkes Shire Council wishes to advise that a load limit has been implemented.

Due to the current wet weather conditions, all unsealed roads in the Parkes Shire are closed to vehicles over 3 tonne, except school buses, emergency vehicles and Council road plant.

This restriction will be reviewed at 10am on Monday, 27 March 2017.

Council regrets the inconvenience caused.

For urgent transport activity, contact Council's Engineering Department on 02 6861 2343 to discuss the requirements for a concession.

Rainfall Data

Share your flash flood photos and rainfall data with Council here.

This data will assist Council to identify problem areas within the Parkes Shire and allocate resources where necessary.