CAMERON CORNER STORE: FENN MILLER
“There has been a fair bit of rain in NSW by the looks of it, so we are still unsure if it will head this way. All major roads and tracks are open, but please take caution if the tracks start to get wet. These aren’t just four-wheel drive tracks but major roads for locals, so please help us out by respecting the conditions. Hey, if it’s too wet why not stop in for a beer and a feed instead?”
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BIRDSVILLE ROADHOUSE: PETER BARNES
“Things are great out here at the moment (why aren’t you out here experiencing it for yourself?), with the only road causing any issues being Merty Merty with some ponded water and slippery conditions. Birdsville Track from Mungeranie to Marree is open, but flagged with caution required to be taken at some sections as there is excessive wheel rutting. Otherwise, there is no better time to see the place, and we are seeing plenty of tourists through this year. Get out here before the heat returns!”
There has been significant
snow falling throughout Victoria,
with seasonal track closures still in place. If you are looking to go playing in the snow, the tracks and hills out of Dargo are experiencing heavy snow, as well as the hills surrounding Swifts Creek. Roads are closed between Pantons Gap to the Summit as the weather and conditions are too extreme, VicRoads stresses that motorists take additional care if driving through snow-affected areas as visibility and traction are
There has been road damage throughout the Northern Territory with several roads and tracks affected. Barkly Stock Route is open only to high-clearance four-wheel drives. Broadarrow 4WD Track is closed, as are all park facilities in the area. Owen Spring Property access is also only open to high-clearance vehicles, as the road has experienced significant damage. Robin Falls between Moyle Rover and Anopheles Creek requires extra caution to be taken; changed road surface conditions are playing havoc in the area.
Western Australia is also experiencing its fair share of bad weather. Waychinicup Road through the National Park is closed due to high water levels at Coopers Crossing. Cape Arid National Park is heavily affected by rain, with the risk of die back disease a vey real threat. Margaret River Pine Plantation is closed whilst a timber harvest operation is undertaken from the 17th of August. D’Entrecasteaux National Park has track closures, including Black Point Track from Black Pint Road to Woodaburrup Track, again due to heavy rain.
NEW SOUTH WALES
All unsealed roads in the Cobar Shire are closed due to flooding, State highways are all open however. The there are several roads in the Central Darling area which are now closed, including those passing through Ivanhoe, Menindee, Wilcannia, White Cliffs, Tipla and Springdale. Needless to say it would be wise to avoid the area. The Narrabri Shire is also affected by flooding, with Bald Hill Road open only to 4WD and Millie Road closed to all traffic. Snow is still falling in the Kosciuszko National Park with roads closed between Perisher to Charlotte Pass Lookout, Khancoban to Cabramurra and Smiggin Holes
to Guthega Link Road.