Lyell Highway crash

6.45 UPDATE: The road is now open EARLIER: POLICE have closed the Lyell Hwy between New Norfolk and Granton due to a crash at about 4.30  this afternoon. A Tasmania Police spokesman said traffic was being diverted along Boyer Rd due to the incident, which is believed to have been

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Sorell Creek roadworks coming up

Roads Tasmania posted this photo of the affected area. ROADS Tasmania has announced there will be roadworks on the Lyell Hwy near Sorell Creek next week. Work will be carried out from Monday to Friday, between 9.30am and 3.30pm to repair damage to the road surface and fix drainage issues.

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Roads closed due to flood damage

POLICE and the Derwent Valley Council advise that Glen Dhu Rd at Molesworth is now open to local traffic using light vehicles only. The timber bridge about 3.8km up Glen Dhu Rd from Molesworth Rd is open to local residents only, in vehicles not heavier than five tonnes. Hanson Rd

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Aid for isolated Glen Dhu Rd

Emergency services officers carrying supplies for Glen Dhu Rdresidents isolated by damaged roads and bridges. ESSENTIAL supplies were flown in to the top end of Glen Dhu Rd yesterday, for residents left isolated by last week’s storm and flood events. Inspector Mark Wright of Tasmania Police said the Westpac Rescue

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Today’s warnings, weather and road closures

LOCATIONS throughout the Derwent Valley are experiencing flooding today. Click through for the latest updates on Road Closures, Council Closures, Electricity Interruptions and Weather Warnings.ROAD CLOSURES in the Derwent Valley:  Due to the extreme weather conditions all motorists are advised to take extreme caution on all roads. There are numerous instances of excess water on the roads

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Change to Derwent Valley bus stop

O’DRISCOLL Coaches and the Department of State Growth have advised of a change to the location of the bus stops for Derwent Valley and Bothwell-bound buses in Hobart. As of last Saturday, all Derwent Valley and Bothwell services will now depart Hobart from alongside the Town Hall, in Elizabeth St.

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Mt Lloyd Rd to remain closed during bushfire

CREWS are still in the process of bringing under control a bushfire at Mt Lloyd, where a road closure is likely to remain in place for several days. While firefighters continue their efforts, police have warned motorists entering the Crosswells Rd/Mt Lloyd Rd area to drive with caution. “The road

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Sunday traffic warning

THE council has advised of road closures and anticipated heavy traffic this Sunday associated with the Derwent Valley Autumn Festival on the Derwent Esplanade at New Norfolk. Acting general manager Mark Eady says Ferry St, Page Ave and the area of the Esplanade will be closed between 8am and 5pm

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Crash closes Lyell Hwy

EMERGENCY services are responding to a serious crash between a truck and a car on the Lyell Hwy, reported to be about 5km from Granton heading to New Norfolk.  The Mercury has more.

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Frog Lodge roadworks to start this week

MOTORISTS are being warned of delays of up to 15 minutes while roadworks are carried out on Glenora Rd over the next month. Roadworks in the area known as Frog Lodge are expected to start this Wednesday (February 28) and continue until March 30. The Derwent Valley Council has budgeted

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Shape the future of transport in the Derwent Valley

THE Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS) is keen to find out how people get around the Derwent Valley, what transport challenges people face, and what opportunities there are to do things differently. A series of public forums in the area next week will provide an opportunity to hear what

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Libs promise Glenora Rd upgrade if re-elected

GLENORA RD will be upgraded as part of a $72 million tourist roads package announced by the State Government today. Premier Will Hodgman and Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding said a re-elected Liberal Government would take tourism in Tasmania to the next level with the single biggest investment in road infrastructure

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