Roads still closed across Central West

Major roads across the Central West remain closed despite easing flood conditions.

The Newell Highway remains closed in both directions between Forbes and West Wyalong.

Motorists are advised to avoid travel if possible, as the diversions add at least three hours travel time and there is heavy traffic.

Vehicles other than B-Doubles are being diverted via Parkes, Eugowra, Canowindra, Cowra, Young and Temora.

B-Doubles are being diverted via Manildra, Canowindra, the Olympic Highway and the Mid Western Highway.

A section of the Newell Highway is still closed two kilometres south of Gillenbah, with a diversion via Reas Lane/Raes Road and the Newell Highway.

The Escort Way remains closed between Forbes and Eugowra.

Lachlan Valley Way remains closed between Forbes and Cowra, and south of Cowra as far as Morongla Road.

The Mid Western Highway is open through Cowra but there is very heavy traffic heading east across the Lachlan River.

For the latest information on major state roads and highways visit or call 132 701. Check with local council websites for local road updates.