Road and Bridge Closures

Please visit this page regularly for updates on future road and bridge closures.

SES - Livestock and Equipment Warning for the Williams River

Heavy rain has fallen in the upper catchment of the Williams River over the past 24 hours.

Land owners and farmers in the Williams River catchment area are advised to keep a watch on the river and follow warning advice from NSW SES.

Flooding will initially affect low-lying farmlands and local roads near rivers and creeks.

Fosterton Road may close at Fosterton Bridge Newells Crossing as the road closes in two locations this may cause some residents to be isolated for a short time.

The southern end of Alison Road at Thalaba Bridge may close.

No isolation is caused by this closure as alternate routes are available.

Banfield Bridge at Glen William may close. No isolation is caused by this closure as alternate routes are available.

Land owners and farmers adjacent to rivers and creeks should monitor river levels and the weather, and plan early to take the following actions if required:

  • Relocate or secure farm machinery, irrigation pumps and other equipment.
  • Relocate or move livestock to higher ground.  Livestock should be relocated as early as possible as roads may experience inundation and become inaccessible or closed with little or no warning.

NSW SES advises:
Never drive ride or walk through floodwater

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW SES on 132 500

NSW SES website:  FloodSafe website:

Bureau of Meteorology weather forecasts and flood predictions including river height information are available at

The SES is monitoring the situation. Keep listening to this radio station for updates.

Updates will be provided when available

For further information contact: Bruce Gendre 02 4931 3222

Closure of Boat Ramps

Tocal Boat Ramp adjacent to Webbers Creek Bridge has been closed to the public due to undermining. Investigations are continuing and further advice will be provided when available.

Wharf Reserve Boat Ramp at Clarence Town will be closed from 16 March 2017 for approximately 3 weeks. Alternate boating facilities can be assessed at Bridge Reserve.

Bridge Load Limit Restrictions

Banfield Bridge on Pinebrush Road, Glen William has a load limit of 10 tonnes

Thalaba Bridge on Alison Road, Alison has a load limit of 5 tonnes.

Mary Carlton Bridge on Glen William Road, Glen William has a load limit of 16 tonnes.

If you have any further queries, please contact Councils Works Manager Mr Nigel Atkins on 4995 7777.