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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Take care on the roads

Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania Road Weather Alert for Tasmaniafor Upper Derwent Valley, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands and South East forecast districts Issued at 2:33 pm on Saturday 24 June 2017. Snow-covered roads above 800 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Saturday in parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands,

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Highway closed at Rosegarland

TRAFFIC between New Norfolk and the west is being diverted via Glenora Rd due to a hazardous materials incident at Rosegarland. The Lyell Hwy in the area is closed and police urge everyone to stay at least 100 metres away while emergency services deal with the incident involving liquid oxygen.

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Warning for frosty roads

Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania Road Weather Alert for Tasmaniafor Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 4:01 am on Thursday 22 June 2017. Icy roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Thursday morning in parts of the Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast,

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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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Roadworks to give Lyell Hwy the slip

The Hobart Rd/Glebe Rd junction on the outskirts of New Norfolk.Image from Google Street View, PRELIMINARY works started on Friday for a six-week roadworks project that will see a sliplane constructed at the junction of the Lyell Highway (Hobart Rd) and Glebe Rd in New Norfolk. A reduced speed limit

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One way ahead for patchwork corner

Roadworks at the end of Stephen St, New Norfolk. THE most notorious section of road in central New Norfolk is now part-way through a major redevelopment. The corner of Stephen and Charles streets is one of the town’s oldest sections of road. Well overdue for an upgrade, the road surface

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Night works to close the Bridgewater Bridge

Detour map. Click image to enlarge. THE Bridgewater Bridge will be closed for night works this Saturday and Sunday to allow for maintenance on the deck which cannot be carried out while the bridge is carrying traffic. To allow for this essential maintenance work, the bridge will be closed to

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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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