Hyden - Noresman road condition

Submitted: Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 11:09
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Hi all, can anyone advise the condition of the Hyden to Noresman road?
Looking to travel tomorrow.
Cheers
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Reply By: Cruznoz - Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 11:21

Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 11:21
We used this road in early October. We travelled at 80 - 90 km (We were in no hurry) with no problems. Others we spoke to were doing 100km. It wont be a problem for you unless its wet. Check at the Hyden or Norseman road houses for the latest info.The photo was taken at the Breakaways turn off about half way between Hyden and Norseman.
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Follow Up By: Cruznoz - Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 14:47

Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 14:47
It looks like this area has missed the worst of the rain. Hyden got 4 mm and Norseman got 15 mm. Check with the Roadhouses to be sure of conditions.
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Reply By: Ron N - Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 11:51

Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 11:51
Chris - There has been consistent rainfall, which has been very heavy in a number of places, right across the Southern part of W.A., since Friday night.
Places such as Newdegate and Lake Grace have recently recorded high rainfall events over short periods, with Lake Grace recording 83mm and Newdegate recording 38mm, yesterday.
The rain is ongoing, and the wintery-style storms through the Eastern part of Southern W.A. are being driven by a severe low pressure system, that is currently centred South of Esperance.
I would check with the Kondinin Shire or the locals at Hyden before travelling East, or with the Shire at Norseman before heading West in the next 2 days, to ensure that there hasn't been enough rain to make the road conditions difficult, or to even cause the road to be closed.

Weather Satellite images - Southern W.A.

Kondinin Shire has a webpage dedicated to their section of the road, but the last update was 25th November 2015.

Kondinin Shire - Hyden-Norseman Rd information

Cheers, Ron.

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Reply By: Zippo - Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 13:13

Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 13:13
When it's good it's really good - the only time we used it we were in the 90-100k zone and it was easy going. But as Ron indicated, right now it will be wet and follow his advice on checking for local reports.
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Reply By: Member - Peter G20 - Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 15:33

Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 15:33
Hi
We have traveled that road many times and in the dry its great! However we have also been caught out with it being closed after some minor rainfall!!!
It was closed for 2 days last time we went through!!
I'd suggest there is a real chance of it being closed!!
Call the Hyden Shire as the open and close their end!!
Cheers
pete
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Reply By: Member-George (WA) - Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 16:57

Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 16:57
Hyden - Norseman road is currently open to all traffic, as at 2pm WA time 6/12/2015. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 20:55

Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 20:55
George - The BOM Kalgoorlie radar shows a line of heavy showers traversing the Johnston Lakes area, right at present (6:00PM AWST) - but the rainfall patterns seem to indicate there isn't a lot of rainfall in this band. Probably just enough rain to settle the dust and make a few puddles.

BOM Kalgoorlie 256km radar

Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: Chris A4 - Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 22:19

Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 at 22:19
Thanks for the replies everyone.
Think i'll take the long road via Kal. I've been caught out in situations like this before.
Will re-approach the road on the way back in January, hopefully it's dried up and in reasonable condition by then.
Thanks again.
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