Low water levels in the Murray River have resulted in the Wymah ferry service being suspended until further notice.
A spokesman for the NSW Department of Transport, Roads and Maritime Services said with water levels sitting below 16 per cent of capacity in Lake Hume, the free vehicle ferry could not operate safely between Wymah, in NSW, and Granya, in Victoria.
Road users are advised to use Bethanga Bridge and travel through Albury, adding up to one hour to travel time or via Jingellic, adding up to one hour and 15 minutes to a journey.
Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of all signs, the spokesman said.
Roads and Maritime will notify the community when water levels return to safe operating levels.
Sue Gilcrist, who previously ran the Wymah Hideaway with her husband David, said the ferry being taken offline would cause major problems for people on both sides of the river.
"I have a friend who is a teaching assistant and it will now be a 200-kilometre trip for her to get to work," she said.
The couple, who have lived in Wymah for seven years, closed the caravan park in March.
"We had to; we had no water for showers or toilets and no access to the lake, you can't run a park and not give people services," Mrs Gilcrist said.
"We had to cancel Easter bookings and give back deposits.
"There's just not enough water, but there's plenty going down the river."
Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience during this time. For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.
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