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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Take care on the roads

POLICE advise motorists to drive according to the road conditions, allow a safe distance between other vehicles and take extreme care due to heavy rainfalls, particularly in the East and South East of Tasmania. Local road hazards and closures as of 3.07pm, Sunday, December 3:Road ClosuresHighland Lakes Rd from Bothwell

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Take care on the roads today

POLICE advise motorists to drive according to the conditions at all times and to be aware that on country roads especially, those conditions can change quickly because of ice and snow.Local road hazards and closures as of 8.41am, Saturday, September 9:  Gordon River Rd – open but proceed with extreme

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Icy roads this morning

Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania Road Weather Alert for Tasmaniafor the Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts Issued at 3:59pm  on Wednesday 30 August 2017. Icy roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Thursday morning in

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Crash on Lyell Highway

EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a single vehicle accident on the Lyell Hwy, reportedly between New Norfolk and Granton. Police say the single occupant had been trapped in their vehicle as a result of the crash which occurred around 4.30pm.  UPDATE: The driver, a woman from New Norfolk,

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Crash cuts power supply

TASNETWORKS reports that a vehicle accident in New Norfolk early this morning has caused an outage affecting 2498 customers in the area. A car is believed to have knocked down a pole and brought down power lines near the corner of Hobart and Glebe Rds. Crews are on site working

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Check the road conditions before you go

Icy Roads – Derwent ValleyUpdated Tuesday, 4 July 2017 – 8:57am Lake Dobson Rd – proceed with caution Highland Lakes Rd (Miena area) – proceed with caution Lyell Hwy (west of Black Bobs) – proceed with caution Lyell Hwy (Clarence river area Derwent Bridge) – light rain frozen, ICE, extreme

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Extreme caution needed on the roads

POLICE warn: Lyell Hwy, New Norfolk – junction with Pioneer Ave – proceed with caution due to black ice Boyer Rd – Proceed with caution Lake Dobson Rd – proceed with caution Highland Lakes Rd – proceed with caution Lyell Hwy – proceed with extreme caution Gordon River Rd –

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Crash on Glenora Rd

MOTORISTS are asked to avoid Glenora Rd in the Plenty area this morning where emergency services are responding to a serious two vehicle crash. UPDATE: Sadly police are reporting that a woman has died in this accident. Condolences to family and friends of those involved. The Mercury has more.

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Boyer Rd blackspot fixed

The new turning lane from Boyer Rd into Serenity Drive. A DEDICATED right-turn lane at the intersection of Boyer Rd and Serenity Drive near Bridgewater is now complete, promising significantly improved safety at the known black spot. The $300,000 project was funded by the Federal Government. Federal Minister for Infrastructure

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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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