Warburton Crossing Access PAR Closure

Submitted: Monday, Oct 14, 2019 at 22:36
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Does anybody know why this PAR has been closed and when it is likely to be opened again. One local advises that it is still accessible.

Any insights please.
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 06:33

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 06:33
We went out thee and had a look back in late July and we only got a couple of k's from the Birdsville track before we struck water across the track. You don't want to go anywhere near wet patches in that grey silty soil as you won't be driving back out. The crossing itself had a solid bottom as it had been packed with gibbers years ago but the country either side is bottmless goop when wet.
It usually takes many months for the country to dry out after floods and the Warburton crossing has been closed for long periods over the years, the grey silty country extends well north up into the Simpson so it isn't just the crossing but the country where the track goes that makes it impassable.
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 06:43

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 06:43
I forgot to add that yes there may possibly be a way around the wet sections, but a local with better knowledge of the country and a lightly laden vehicle is a different scenario to a heavily laden traveller.
The property owner also wouldn't be happy about people meandering around as the PAR is confined to that single track.
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Reply By: dean ( SA ) - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 13:05

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 13:05
Warburton Crossing - CLOSED due to Stock Management activities.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 19:21

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 19:21
Warren,

Biggest flood in the Diamantina River system for 45 years, plus heaps of water in the Georgina River/Eyre Ck systems, is why it was closed originally. The Warburton is at least 40kms wide where the PAR crosses, so there’s plenty of areas to delay travellers.

With “furnace weather” not far away, it may become passable soon, it not already, but the Simpson will be closed in November.

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Reply By: DiggZ - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 19:35

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 19:35
What is PAR?
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 19:52

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 19:52
Public access road
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 20:11

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 20:11
If you google "Public access roads South Australia" you will find a PDF of all of them. They are roads through private property/pastoral land that the public is permitted to use.
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