Crash on Glenora Rd

EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a vehicle crash on Glenora Rd, Plenty, south of the Salmon Ponds. The road is blocked at this stage and motorists are asked to avoid the area.  Police report there are two vehicles involved, with the drivers suffering minor injuries.

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Mr and Mrs Pickery found

POLICE have advised that Gordon and Hazel Pickery have been safely located in Glenora Rd, New Norfolk, after being missing since yesterday afternoon. Searchers worked throughout the night and located the couple around 9am today. Mr and Mrs Pickery are being medically assessed.  Police thank members of the public for

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Concern for local couple’s welfare

POLICE are searching for Gordon Pickery, 83, and Hazel Pickery, 79, who were last seen at the Woolworths supermarket in New Norfolk at 11.45am today (Tuesday). Relatives hold concerns for the couple, with both having medical conditions that require attention. “Police are asking the public to make contact on 13

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Police seeking witnesses to fatal car fire

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a tragic event at the Millbrook Rise boat ramp at New Norfolk yesterday afternoon. At about 4.30pm yesterday, emergency services responded to a report of Toyota hatchback being on fire at the boat ramp. “Once the fire was extinguished, a deceased person was located in

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Vehicle fire at boat ramp

IN their fourth callout of the day, the New Norfolk Fire Brigade is now responding to a vehicle fire at the Millbrook Rise boat ramp, off the Lyell Highway between New Norfolk and Sorell Creek. Earlier today the brigade responded to two alarm calls and a structure fire. A heavy

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Fire at old Royal Derwent

EMERGENCY services are on the scene of a fire in the former pharmacy building at the old Royal Derwent Hospital Site. The incident was reported at 12.32pm and a heavy tanker from the New Norfolk Fire Brigade was on scene soon after. The police and two more units from the

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Hotel chimney fire doused

THE fire brigade has made quick work of a chimney fire at the Bush Inn Hotel this evening. Reported at 6.45pm, the Montagu St incident was closed at 7.14pm. Three fire units are reported to have responded, including two heavy tankers. 8.30PM UPDATE: The fire brigade was also called out

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Sad loss on Glenora Rd

POLICE say ice on the road was a contributing factor in the collision that caused the death of a Derwent Valley woman on Glenora Rd at Plenty yesterday morning.   The vehicles involved were a Holden Commodore sedan and an unladen milk tanker. The driver of the tanker was uninjured

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Crash on Glenora Rd

MOTORISTS are asked to avoid Glenora Rd in the Plenty area this morning where emergency services are responding to a serious two vehicle crash. UPDATE: Sadly police are reporting that a woman has died in this accident. Condolences to family and friends of those involved. The Mercury has more.

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Police advice for winter driving

POLICE have issued a warning to motorists to slow down and drive to winter conditions following reports of ice, snow and rain throughout the state today. “Rain and black ice make the roads slippery, vehicles can slide into danger and out of control if the speed  they are travelling at

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Wood chipper missing

POLICE are investigating the theft of a wood chipper from Phoenix Gardens at New Norfolk on Friday. The large chipper is green in colour and is designed to sit on a tandem trailer.   If you have seen the wood chipper or have any information regarding its whereabouts, contact Senior

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Truck crash on Glenlusk Rd

MOTORISTS are asked to avoid the area of Glenlusk Rd, Glenlusk. Police say it has been reported that a truck has crashed, taking out power lines in the area. Police are on the scene.  There are no details of injury reported at this time. 2PM UPDATE: The scene is now

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