Over the past twenty-four hours, in excess of 100mm of rain has fallen across the region.

Major flooding is being experienced in most areas of the Shire.

All rural roads in Parkes Shire are closed until further notice. Crews will be out to assess the damage once we have daylight.

We recommend extreme caution be exercised when traveling on the road network today as it may have changed significantly as a consequence of flood damage. Do not enter or drive through floodwater. It may be deeper and faster flowing than anticipated and/or the road may have suffered extensive damage hidden beneath the water.

For any enquiries or assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact Council on 02 6861 2343.

For road closure information visit: www.livetraffic.com.au

To view the latest flood and storm advice, visit www.ses.nsw.gov.au

If you are in need of emergency assistance or evacuation, contact 132 500.