Snow affecting Lake Hwy

Tasmania PoliceCommunity Alert issued at 3.30pm Highland Lakes Road, restricted access due to snowDue to steady snowfalls, the Highland Lakes Rd between Miena and Golden Valley is accessible only by 4×4 vehicles and vehicles with chains. For updates click here.

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Highland road warning

TAKE care if you are heading home via the lakes today. Emergency services are in attendance at a single vehicle accident on Highland Lakes Rd at Liawenee. The occupant is trapped with non-life threatening injuries and emergency rescue crews are working to free him. Drivers in the area are asked

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Feds confirm feasibilty funding for valley link road

THE Federal Government has confirmed the allocation of $100,000 for a study of the feasibility of upgrading the Plenty Valley Link Rd as a tourist route between the Derwent and Huon Valleys. The Federal Member for Lyons, Eric Hutchinson MHR, said he was delighted that work will soon be under

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Crash on approach to bridge

The scene of a traffic accident at the junction Hamilton Rd and the New Norfolk Bridge about 4.30 this afternoon. Thanks to Chloe Gleesonfor the photo.

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Road hazards

TASMANIA Police report that a tree is partially blocking Gordon River Rd between Westerway and National Park this afternoon. In addition, Lake Dobson Rd at Mt Field National Park is closed until further notice due to fallen trees. Motorists are asked to be aware of hazardous road conditions due to

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Feds confirm link road study

DEPUTY Prime Minister Warren Truss today confirmed that the Coalition Government would stand by its pre-election pledge to provide more than $100 million in an economic package for Tasmania in line with the former Labor government’s commitments. “The Government’s Economic Growth Plan for Tasmania will fund projects aimed at stimulating

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Dobson road open again

The tree that caused the trouble at Mt Field yesterday. THE Lake Dobson Rd at Mt Field National Park re-opened earlier this afternoon after being closed for about a day due to tree damage caused in yesterday’s winds. The Parks and Wildlife Service reports on its Facebook page that a

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Lake Dobson Road closed

THE Lake Dobson Rd at Mt Field National Park has been closed due to multiple tree falls across the road in today’s severe winds. Staff from Parks and Wildlife and the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources are working to clear the falls, and will update when the road is

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Tree across Boyer Rd

POLICE advise that there is a tree across Boyer Rd at Dromedary and have asked that all motorists slow down in the area. Police are in attendance and traffic can get around the obstruction. UPDATE: The road is now clear (2pm)

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No lower limit for Lachlan Rd

A REDUCED dusk to dawn speed limit would not be approved for Lachlan Rd, the Derwent Valley Council heard at its July meeting. Responding to a petition from more than 70 Lachlan residents seeking appropriate wildlife signage on Lachlan Rd near its junction with Ringwood Rd, general manager Stephen Mackey

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Greens support valley link

Click map to enlarge image. THE Greens have thrown their weight behind calls for the upgrading of the Plenty Link Rd from a logging route to a tourist drive. The Greens candidate for Franklin, Rosalie Woodruff, today called for federal support for what she called the “Two Valleys Tourist Drive”

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Council explores link road name change

A MOVE is on rename the Plenty Valley Link Rd to make it more attractive as a tourist route between the Derwent and Huon Valleys. Councils at both ends of the under-utilised logging road have proposed that it be upgraded using some of the $90 million in Federal Government funds

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