Tibooburra to Birdsville

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Does anyone know if roads are open yet. Or when they might be. S a govt has not upgraded information since yesterday morning
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Reply By: allein m - Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 14:19

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 14:19
Hi I am not sure if they are open we are expecting rain this afternoon and my neighbor runs a station up that way and was in town Friday and said it has been a wet week for him
he got sick of staying in motels every time they come to town so they bought the house next door so when they come to town it is a much easier
Not sure when you plan on cumming up this way but we have had some good rain but they still expect to run out of drinking water early next year both dams are now dry

it does not take much rain to close the roads here
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 15:11

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 15:11
Hi Greg

You did not say what way you intended to get to Birdsville?

I can only let you know road conditions for outback South Australia, and it is not good, every dirt road noth of Marree is totally closed, with the only small section of track between Cameron Corner and the Strezelecki Tack open, but north and south from there closed.

I know locals from Clare that are heading up to the Big Red Bash and have had to go the long way via Broken Hil, Bourke and all bitumen roads to get anywhere near the area.

Seeing that the Cordillo Downs Road is also closed, it might be the same right through southern Queensland.


All the best and hope that you find a way there.



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Reply By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 16:50

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 16:50
Sorry cannot help re Tibbo,
. bu t from what I can see on the QLD and SA road reports the only way into Birdsville at present is via . Windorah .
the development road between quilpie and windorah was opened to high clearance vehicles today.
I am heading to the big bash in a few days and had planned on going via Hungerford but the whole sw qld is plenty wet so its blacktop to Charlieville then across. Even Cunnamulla to Quilpie via Eulo is out and its tar all the way..
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Reply By: Kevin S - Life Member (QLD) - Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 17:26

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 17:26
Latest from Queensland main roads.

DIAMANTINA DEVELOPMENT ROAD, WINDORAH, 4481 - Windorah to Quilpie Recommend high clearance vehicles 0.2m over Long Crossing and Eaton's Channel Open (with caution) Do not drive in flood waters. Last updated: 27 Jun 2016 Next update: as conditions change Last report received from DTMR: 2016-06-27T09:42:23

BIRDSVILLE DEVELOPMENTAL ROAD, WINDORAH, 4481 - Windorah to Birdsville Open Last updated: 22 Jun 2016 Next update: as conditions change Last report received from DTMR: 2016-06-25T04:00:32

There doesn't seem to be much rain in that area at the moment so roads would be expected to improve.

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Follow Up By: Kevin S - Life Member (QLD) - Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 17:56

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 17:56
Greg,

If you go to the Packsaddle Roadhouse home page at the link below and click on their link to Facebook you will see a map of roads in the Tibooburra area. Most appear to be open and there doesn't seem to be rain in the area.

Packsaddle Roadhouse


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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 20:51

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 20:51
Heard there was about 7mm in Birdsville last night. Not much I know but on top of recent falls, might make the Windorah-Birdsville road a bit slippery?

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Follow Up By: Kevin S - Life Member (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 at 08:34

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 at 08:34
But the added effect of 7 mm should be gone in a day with a bit of sunshine and some wind I would have thought.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 at 10:55

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 at 10:55
Yeah Kevin, probably wouldn't make any difference. Lady in Windorah said road to Birdsville was still open last night, and bitumen is open to high clearance vehicles from Quilpie now.

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Follow Up By: Kevin S - Life Member (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 at 15:22

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 at 15:22
Weather Channel is saying no rain to speak of in Birdsville for the next 10 days. I'm watching it closely, as we hope to be there at this time next month. Rain has kept me from doing the Birdsville Track on two occasions. I am hoping third time lucky.

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