For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life-threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.
River height information for various locations along the Castlereagh River (as well as for Warrena Creek) is available from the Bureau of Meteorology here.
Major flooding is likely at Coonamble from Sunday morning (28 November), similar to the 2010 event.
The NSW State Emergency Service update advises that the Castlereagh River flood peak is likely to cause major flooding at Coonamble, exceeding the moderate flood level (4.90m) tonight, Saturday.
The river level may reach around 5.20 metres Sunday morning, with major flooding anticipated.
There will be extensive rural inundation of low-lying areas along the Mowlma Creek.
Floodwater will begin to spill from the Castlereagh River at ‘Nine Pines’ on the Castlereagh Highway, potentially closing the Castlereagh Highway to the south of Coonamble.
Floodwater will begin to spill from the Castlereagh River, north of Coonamble, potentially closing the Castlereagh Highway to the north.
The Coonamble-Baradine Road will be impacted by floodwater.
Wingadee Road will be impacted by floodwater.
Combara Bridge may be impacted by floodwater.
Pilliga Road and Quambone Roads remain closed, as do all unsealed rural roads. The Coonamble-Baradine Road will also have deep water across causeways.
For more information, visit the NSW SES website here and tune in to ABC Radio.