Eyre Hwy closed again

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 08, 2020 at 19:19
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After being re-opened the highway has again been closed after several fires jumped containment lines. Note The Trans Access Road is closed as well.

Eyre Hwy both directions between Norseman townsite and Caiguna.
TRAFFIC IMPACT Road CLOSED. Eyre Highway remains closed between Norseman townsite and Caiguna. DFES has advised that the bushfire has breached containment lines in several places and will unfortunately not open on Thursday 9 January. Eyre Highway has been closed to all incoming westbound traffic at the WA/SA border. The Trans Access Road is closed to all traffic due to bushfires.
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Reply By: Rob J8 - Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 13:36

Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 13:36
Must be time to seal the Great Central Road.
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Reply By: Dusta - Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 14:36

Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 14:36
the eyre highway was never reopened .
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 15:34

Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 15:34
The Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy was re-opened under tight control on a restricted permit basis, on Tuesday, to allow trapped trucks and travellers to get out of Coolgardie to the South, to Norseman and Esperance.

This temporary opening was done to mainly allow Norseman residents to return home, and to allow resupply to Norseman.

These are the current travel conditions for the Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy;

"Permits will only be issued to people who can demonstrate they are travelling north to Kalgoorlie/Coolgardie or beyond, south to Esperance and beyond and for those who have a legitimate reason such as resupply or a residence in Norseman.

Restricted access permits can be obtained daily in Norseman (55 Prinsep Street), Salmon Gums Vehicle Control Point and Goldfields Highway intersection Vehicle Control Point along Coolgardie-Esperance Highway.

Permits issued only during hours of 7am and 6pm.

Travel permitted from the hours of 5am to 7pm.

Drivers must be able to provide proof of residence or destination arrangements in these locations for Permit approval."

Kalgoorlie Miner - Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy re-opens on a restricted basis

The W.A. Southern Goldfields, including Norseman has now received some rain (Norseman got 9mm) as a result of moisture spin-off from ex-Cyclone Blake.

This is expected to help dampen down the fires East of Norseman - but as of 12:28 AM WST this afternoon, the fire at Balladonia is still uncontained, and still impacting the Eyre Hwy, and the Highway will not be re-opened until this fire is contained, and highway travel is safe.

Balladonia fire

In other good news, the Great Central Rd is now open, after having been previously closed due to flooding.

Cheers, Ron.

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Follow Up By: Zippo - Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 17:18

Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 17:18
Ron, the GCR will probably close again in 2-3 days, courtesy of ex-TC Blake. The latest BOM four-day weather map rainfall projection won't help on the soggy bits.

The NT just opened the WA-Docker River bit yesterday.

(I'm only watching as the son/DIL will be driving Perth-Alice towards the end of Jan if it's open ...)
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Follow Up By: Zippo - Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 20:23

Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 20:23
GCR status: Closed again by Laverton Shire

Can't get out of WA except by air/boat.
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Reply By: Dusta - Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 15:52

Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 15:52
i say again ron the eyre highway was never reopened , there was an emergency escorted convoy for supplies to roadhouses on the plain and another to evacuate stuck travellers . At no point has the eyre highway ever been open anytime in the last 10 days .
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 20:09

Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 20:09
Where did I say it was re-opened?? I said the Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy was opened under permit.

I never said anything about the Eyre Hwy being re-opened.

Maybe you need to read some road maps to understand where the Eyre Hwy starts and finishes.

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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 20:25

Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 at 20:25
For god sakes. The highway is closed! Why the hell are you arguing technicalities?
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Friday, Jan 10, 2020 at 12:02

Friday, Jan 10, 2020 at 12:02
Open again!!!
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