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Charlotte St house badly damaged by fire

11PM UPDATE: Police say the house in Charlotte St, New Norfolk, was extensively damaged in this afternoon’s structure fire. They say there was no one inside the house at the time but two people in the area were treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics. The cause of the blaze has

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Boy dies following Lyell Hwy incident

A TEENAGE boy involved in a crash on the Lyell Hwy near Sorell Creek last month has died in hospital, Tasmania Police announced this afternoon. The youth, 16, was walking along the highway at night on July 23 when he was involved in a collision with a vehicle. “Sadly, the

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Police issue roads condition update

DUE to the current severe weather across the state, a number of roads have been adversely affected. Locally, these include: Roads at elevations throughout the state may be subject to ice and snow overnight.  Conditions may deteriorate rapidly. Up-to-date statewide road closures can be found on the Community Alerts page

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Updated weather advice from the SES

TASMANIANS have been urged to continue to prepare their properties with a third storm front with strong winds and rain expected to cross the state later today (Monday). Overnight, the Tasmanian State Emergency Service received 10 callouts after record-breaking winds up to 143km/h were reported in Strahan and up to

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SES warning about driving conditions, high winds and tides

THE State Emergency Service has called on Tasmanians to take note of current weather warnings, with damaging and potentially destructive winds, abnormally high tides and hazardous driving conditions on the way. “Today’s damaging winds have mostly eased for now, but please stay vigilant as there is more to come,” SES

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Police seek witnesses to highway incident

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a serious crash Involving a young pedestrian on the Lyell Hwy between New Norfolk and Granton last night (July 23). Police previously described this as an incident involving a scooter-rider at Granton. “Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred on the Lyell Hwy at

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Crash on Boyer Rd

EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a single vehicle crash on Boyer Rd, Dromedary, Tasmania Police reported at 4.55pm today (July 12). Police advise that one lane of Boyer Rd is blocked and they urge motorists to avoid the area. “There have only been minor injuries reported,” a police

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Local man charged over Miena fire

POLICE have charged a 66-year-old Miena man in relation to a fire yesterday morning that destroyed a residence on Highland Lakes Rd at Miena in the Central Highlands. The man will appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court later today (July 12). “Around 7am emergence services attended the property and Tasmania

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Tourists rescued after Highland Lakes Rd incident

POLICE have issued a stern reminder about obeying road closures and dangerous roads warnings, after tourists crashed on a closed road in the Central Highlands last night. Inspector Marco Ghedini of Bridgewater Police said the people involved had called Triple Zero (000) shortly before 6pm, after running off the road

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Fatal accident on Boyer Rd at Dromedary

1.20PM UPDATE: Police have re-opened Boyer Rd following this morning’s fatality. EARLIER: Tasmania Police have confirmed that a woman aged in her 20s has died in a two-vehicle crash on Boyer Rd this morning. The incident was initially reported to have been at Boyer, near Norske Skog, but is now

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Serious crash closes Boyer Rd

EMERGENCY services are attending what has been reported as a two-vehicle head-on crash on Boyer Rd, Boyer, in the vicinity of the Norske Skog paper mill. The crash was first reported around 8.50am today (Saturday). A Tasmania Police spokesperson said the drivers of the vehicles were believed to be the

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Traffic hazard at Main Rd, Granton

UPDATED: The road was reported to have been reopened by 3.15pm. EARLIER: Police ask that motorists avoid Main Rd, Granton, near the York Hotel, where the wind has bought down powerlines. Police are in attendance and the road will remain closed until cleared. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate

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