THE A1 PACIFIC MOTORWAY ROAD IS NOW OPEN TO LIMITED VEHICLES, PLEASE VISIT THE TOP OF THE FRONT PAGE OF M1TRAFFIC.COM.AU TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATES.
If you are trapped by the flooding at Port Macquarie or Coffs Harbour you can either;
(1) drive North on the A1 Pacific Highway to Grafton Exit (Big River way) then at the end go left at the roundabout onto B76 Gwydir Highway. It will be a long and Windy drive until you reach A15 New England Highway at Glen Innes. Then follow the A15 back towards Armidale which will take you South towards Newcastle/Sydney (M1 Exit). Follow this link to see the path on Google Maps.
(2) Or, from Coffs Harbour CBD take Harbour Drive, West High Street, Coramba Drive, Gale St, Orara Way, Eastern Dorigo Way, then you will be on the B78 Waterfall Way which will eventually take you back to the A15 New England Highway. Looks like a lot of cars are taking this way
PLEASE FUEL UP and bring food and water before driving. It is important to ask for local advice from authorities before travelling. If the weather is bad, delay travel. Road conditions can change at any moment due to the unfolding emergency. You may also phone the flood information hotline below for more information.
NSW Flood Information Hotline
1800 227 228
Transport Management Centre
State Emergency Service if you need help
Life Threatening Emergencies: