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Bland Shire Council Road Condition Report as at 10.00am on Tuesday 25 October

Unsealed roads within the Bland Shire Council area are OPEN to vehicles over three (3) tonne, except where listed otherwise, but users are requested to drive to the conditions and restrict unnecessary travel in order to avoid  further damage to the road surface.

The Gipps Way (West Wyalong to Condobolin) is now OPEN to ALL VEHICLES.

The Newell Highway is OPEN to all traffic between West Wyalong and Marsden to allow access along the Mid Western Highway to Grenfell. Please refer to the livetraffic website for current information on further traffic diversions.

The Newell Highway between Marsden and Forbes remains CLOSED until further notice.

The following roads are limited to three (3) tonne until further notice to protect the integrity of the road;

Kolkilbertoo Road between Weethalle and the Narrandera Shire Boundary;

Sandy Creek Road, between Fishers Lane and Gunn Road;

Russells Lane, off Ungarie - Lake Cargelligo Road;

Richards Lane, between Bakers Lane and Wykes Lane;

Manglesdorfs Lane, between Spencers Lane and Gunn Road;

Local roads CLOSED to all traffic due to flood damage include:-

  • Wilesmiths Lane;
  • Johnsons Lane;
  • Leslies Lane;
  • Quiltys Corner from the Buddigower silos to Tallimba Road;
  • Browns Lane between Bolygamy Lane and Merrengreen Road;
  • Wilshires Lane from Hillston Road (MR368) to Carrathool Shire boundary;
  • Dicksons Lane at Brennans Tank Road;
  • Lonergans Lane;
  • Narriah Road;
  • North Yalgogrin Road;
  • McCartens Lane off Rankins Springs Road

Motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution and drive to the conditions as several roads are affected from flash flooding.  Damage includes soft shoulders, washouts and potholes.

Further information can be provided by phoning Council’s Assets and Engineering Services Department on (02) 69722266. For updates after hours or on weekends, please phone 0418 402350, or visit 

As a result of the recent heavy rains and flooding, Bland Shire has been declared a Natural Disaster Area.

A range of assistance measures are available through the jointly State and Commonwealth funded Natural Disaster and Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

Disaster Relief Grants - Household Contents and Structural Repairs

Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes

Health and Wellbeing Assistance Providers

Further information is also available at the Emergency NSW website at