Crash on Glenora Rd

EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a single vehicle accident on Glenora Rd, between Plenty and Glenora.  Police say a vehicle has left the road and has come to rest in/against a tree and the southbound lane of the road will be blocked whilst attempts are mad to retrieve vehicle. Injuries at this

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Crash blocks highway

EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a crash on the Lyell Hwy at Rosegarland. Police say the incident on the Rosegarland Hill has blocked both lanes of traffic. Delays to traffic are expected. 3.30PM UPDATE: Police advise that the road is now clear.

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Two drivers injured in crash

THE Lyell Highway between Granton and New Norfolk has recently reopened following a crash that injured the drivers of two cars earlier this morning. Two vehicles were involved in a crash near Millbrook Rise at New Norfolk around 10am. Police closed the road and diverted traffic via Boyer Rd. A

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House fire closed Boyer Rd

PART of Boyer Rd was closed  earlier today due to a house fire at Dromedary. Acting Sergeant Scott McKenzie of Tasmania Police said no-one had been injured in the fire, which was reported around 1pm. Boyer Rd was blocked for about 90 minutes while firefighters brought the blaze under control.

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Police road closure details today

Road Condition Update – Sunday 9 Aug 2015, noon Effected By Ice (use extreme caution)Lake St Clair Rd from Derwent Bridge to Lake St Clair.Lakes Secondary Rd (Highland Lakes Rd) Bothwell to MienaClosedLake Dobson Road open to 4 x 4 vehicles with chains ONLY4wd ONLY (use extreme caution)Collinsvale Rd, Collins CapMarlborough

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Fatal accident on Boyer Rd

POLICE have closed Boyer Rd at the Bridgewater end following a fatal crash involving two vehicles shortly before noon. The road will be closed until further notice and police urge all motorists to drive safely in today’s wintry conditions. The Mercury has more. Check here for weather-related road closures today.

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Fire in empty supermarket

EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a fire in the rear of the old Foodworks supermarket in High St, New Norfolk. The incident was reported at 3.23pm and three heavy tankers, one light tanker and a personnel carrier responded from the New Norfolk Fire Brigade, along with a unit

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Three charged over Fairview fires

THREE local youths have been arrested following investigations into two house fires in New Norfolk over the weekend. Two houses in Fairfax Terrace were damaged in fires that were deemed to be suspicious. The first, at 48 Fairfax Tce, caused about $20,000 damaged in the early hours of Friday, July 10.

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Fairview fire was arson

POLICE say a fire that badly damaged a vacant house at Fairview this morning was deliberately lit. The New Norfolk Fire Brigade responded to the incident in Fairfax Terrace at about 1am. A fire watch was maintained overnight and investigators have determined that the fire was deliberate and caused damage amounting

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New search for Lucille

Lucille Butterworth NEW information about the 1969 disappearance of Lucille Butterworth has prompted police to excavate an area alongside the Lyell Highway between Granton and New Norfolk. Miss Butterworth, then 21, was last seen in Claremont on August 25, 1969. At about 5.45pm that day, she disappeared from a bus stop

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Did you see the Granton crash?

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a two-vehicle crash on the Lyell Highway that left two local people seriously injured on Wednesday afternoon. Three people were taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital following the crash that occurred near Granton at about 4.40pm. Involved in the head-on collision were a westward-bound white

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Mobile blackspots blitzed

MOBILE phone reception will be boosted in remote parts of the Derwent Valley and highlands though “mobile blackspot” program announced today. More than $12.6 million will be spent on 19 mobile phone base stations across the Lyons electorate. The big spend effecting 50 unique locations and 15 different sections of

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