Fire refuge closes as immediate danger passes

WITH the reopening of roads and the Lachlan bushfire downgraded to Watch and Alert status, the New Norfolk Salvation Army has closed its refuge centre but is prepared to reopen the Hamilton Rd facility if needed. At the height of the bushfire emergency this evening, the Tasmania Fire Service recommended

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Tenders called for Bridgewater Bridge works

The 2016 design for the new crossing at Bridgewater, alongsidethe existing bridge. TENDERS have been called for geotechnical investigations to assist with detailed design options for the replacement Bridgewater Bridge. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian and Tasmanian Governments

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Road weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania Road Weather Alert for Tasmaniafor Western, Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 10:04 am on Tuesday 20 August 2019. Reduced visibility in heavy rain will make road conditions dangerous during Tuesday in parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Upper Derwent

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Man dies in Lyell Hwy accident

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a crash on the Lyell Hwy just out of New Norfolk earlier today. Senior Constable Keenan of Tasmania Police said the single-vehicle accident had occurred at about 1pm today and resulted in the closure of the highway for about five hours. “The crash has occurred

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Bridle Track closed for six weeks

A temporary traffic light has controlled a lane-closure onMolesworth Rd in recent months. THE section of Molesworth Rd known locally as the “Bridle Track” is scheduled to be closed for six weeks from today. The road has been partially closed for some months since it was discovered that heavy rain

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Crash closes Lyell Highway

POLICE have closed the Lyell Highway between Granton and New Norfolk due to what they describe as a “significant crash” near Sorell Creek. The highway will be closed until further notice and police advise that all traffic should avoid the area, using Boyer Rd as an alternative route. 3.45PM UPDATE:

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Road works at Lachlan

COUNCIL crews will be carrying out works at Lachlan Rd, Lachlan, just before Illabrook Rd, tomorrow (Monday). The intention is to install barriers to limit further earth movement where there have been several rockfalls recently. Water-filled barriers will be placed along a stretch of just over 20 metres of road

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Roadworks later this week

REDUCED speed limits and lane closures will be in place for roadworks at two locations in the Derwent Valley this week. The Department of State Growth has advised that maintenance will be carried out on Gordon River Rd from Westerway to National Park from Wednesday to Friday this week, between

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Slow pace on Sorell Creek roadworks

WORKS on the Lyell Highway near the Sorell Creek cherry farm appear to be taking longer than expected. Roads Tasmania initially advised that work would be carried out between June 4-8 to repair damage to the road surface and fix drainage issues. The project seems to have had a later

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Man helping police following Dromedary crash

A MAN is helping police with their inquiries into a single-vehicle crash off Boyer Rd last night that resulted in a car ending up in a dam. Sergeant Kelly Taylor of Tasmania Police said emergency services had been notified around 9.20pm on Friday of a car crash off Boyer Rd,

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Crash on Boyer Rd

6.15PM UPDATE: The road is now open to traffic.EARLIER: POLICE have advised that Boyer Rd is closed until further notice tonight, from both the New Norfolk and Bridgewater ends. Emergency services are at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the area and police have advised motorists to avoid the area. Social media commentators say the crash

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Did you see the Granton crash?

The driver of this Hilux was injured whenthe vehicle was forced off the road by anoncoming car. (Used with permission). POLICE are trying to locate the driver of a car involved in an incident that forced a vehicle off the road at Granton late last month. Senior Constable Lee Warrington

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