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Appeal for caution as car rolls at Granton

POLICE report that there were no serious injuries when a car overturned on the Brooker Highway at Granton earlier this evening. At about 8.20pm police advised that both southbound lanes were blocked as a result of the incident, and asked motorists to avoid the area while the scene was cleared. The road was reported to have reopened about an hour and a half later.

Police urge motorists to exercise extreme caution during the current cold snap, especially on elevated roads where snow is falling. As of 10.42pm on Tuesday, the following local warnings are in place. Click here for the full and updated list.


  • Gordon River Rd – Ice and snow , especially around Tim Shea – open to 4WD vehicles only.
  • Highland Lakes Rd – Ice and Snow from Bothwell to Golden Valley – open to 4WD vehicles only.
  • Lake Dobson Rd, Mt Field National Park – Snow throughout – open to 4WD vehicles only.
  • Lake St Clair Rd, Lake St. Clair – Snow throughout – open 4WD vehicles only.
  • Lyell Hwy – Expect snow and ice from Ouse to the Queenstown. Caution signs in place. Open to 4WD only.
  • Marlborough Rd – Ice and Frost – open to 4WD vehicles only.

HAZARDOUS ROADS (Use of the following roads should be avoided overnight. If used, preferably by 4wd vehicles, extreme caution should be exercised.)

  • Faulkners Rd, Glenlusk
  • Poatina Road – Ice and snow from Bothwell to Poatina

Police also report that there were at least two crashes on Glenora Rd at Bushy Park this morning, due to icy road conditions. Police remind motorists to:

  • slow down and be alert for ice and slippery road conditions
  • turn on your headlights on if visibility is reduced (not your parking lights)
  • leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you
  • always obey road closure signs which are put in place for motorists’ safety

The latest Information on hazardous roads and road closures is available at https://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/

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