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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Spill closes Rocks Rd

POLICE say Rocks Rd/Boyer Rd is likely to be closed for up to another two hours while emergency services attend to a chemical spill on the road between New Norfolk and the waterskiing club. The incident was first reported at12.05pm when the New Norfolk Fire Brigade dispatched several crews to

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Take care on Glenora Rd

A TEMPORARY speed restriction is in force on failing section of Glenora Rd at Plenty. The Derwent Valley Council has recently placed traffic hazard signs and reduced speed zones in the area of Frog Lodge and the Swallows Nest Guest House, where the road surface has partially collapsed. The council

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Warning for motorists near Ouse

POLICE advise motorists to take care driving on the Lyell Highway near Ouse following reports of a grass fire causing smoke in the area. Motorists are advised to slow down, put on their headlights and drive to the conditions.

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Road to the snow reopens

A snowboard at the ready at Mt Mawson this morning. THE road to the snow at Mt Field National Park is open again after being closed for most of the week to allow for snow, ice and tree-fall damage to be repaired. The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service reports that

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