NEWELL HWY CLOSED BETWEEN NARRABRI AND COONABARABRAN DUE TO BUSHFIRE

The Newell Highway remains closed between Narrabri and Coonabarabran as an emergency level bushfire continues to burn.

Motorists needing to travel are advised to use the Oxley Highway and Kamilaroi Highway via Gunnedah instead.

Those already on the Newell Highway are urged to follow the directions of emergency services.

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Isobella Evans is a journalist with NBN News in Tamworth, NSW. After writing her first story at age twelve about an adventurous beach ball, she quickly discovered her love for writing. Since then, she has graduated from a Bachelor in Communication at the University of Newcastle and worked as a journalist for the Sydney Royal Easter Show and as a columnist for a Central Coast publication. NBN News is Isobella's first full-time television role, and she is loving every minute of it.