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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45km/h limit proposed for Lachlan Rd

A NIGHT-TIME speed limit of 45km/h on Lachlan Rd will be recommended to the State Government to reduce the incidence of roadkill in the area. The move follows a request put to the Derwent Valley Council’s community forum at the Lachlan Hall last month. Two local residents asked whether a

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Ice on Boyer Rd

POLICE have warned of ice on several roads in the Derwent Valley this morning, including Boyer Rd. There are also reports of ice on the Lyell Highway at Black Bobs Rd, Nive Hill, Bardies Saddle and the Nive Bridge. See the full list of road warnings and check for updates

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Take care on the roads today

Road Weather Alert for Tasmaniafor North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districtsIssued at 4.36am on Saturday 22 June 2013.Ice and frost is likely to make driving conditions dangerous this morning on susceptible roads in most parts

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Roadkill speed signs are FYI only

THE “dusk to dawn” speed signs that appeared on the Lyell Highway between Sorell Creek and Granton last week may soon spread to other locations in the Derwent Valley. Having been identified as a “roadkill blackspot”, the Granton section of the Lyell Highway now has a recommended speed limit of

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Road open but take care

MOTORISTS are advised that the Lyell Highway has reopened following today’s bushfire emergency at Gretna, but clean-up crews are on location and there may be temporary interruptions to traffic flow. Tasmania Police asks drivers to reduce their speed as Tasmania Fire Service personnel are working at various locations on the

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Advice to Glen Dhu Road residents

THE Tasmania Fire Service advises that Glen Dhu Road is now open to residents, but closed to the public while the bushfire activity continues. Residents who are within this area need to be cautious of falling trees and branches and Aurora crews who are working within this area. There is

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