Plenty Highway- Closed?

Submitted: Friday, May 13, 2005 at 12:56
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Does anyone have any up to date info on the Plenty Highway from Harts Range to the Queensland border. Are there any indications of when it weill be open?

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Reply By: DaveB - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 14:03

Friday, May 13, 2005 at 14:03
NT govt Website http://www.nt.gov.au/ipe/roadconditions/alice.shtml at 8.00AM on 13/5/05 makes no mention - only warns about changing conditions and forHigh Clearance 4WD
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 16:35

Friday, May 13, 2005 at 16:35
goodday david
its possible as ruth (birdsville c/p) posted that they had had rain but that they were on the southern end of the rain but was heavier to the north without checking post i think that was the guts of it
check last couple of days posts

steve
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 16:50

Friday, May 13, 2005 at 16:50
Sorry David, just tried Boulia Police but they wouldn't talk to me. Tried all my other Boulia contacts to no avail - even the Shell at Boulia just had a fax machine.
Obviously you tried RACQ site (always a worry that!). You aren't leaving this weekend, are you?
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 17:28

Friday, May 13, 2005 at 17:28
I find it strange that the police at Boulia wouldn't talk to you. After all you could be saving them a lot of the hassles of stranded (or worse) tourists. I've always found the local boys in blue to be most helpful....even in Birdsville :))
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 10:02

Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 10:02
Hi Ruth,

Thanks for trying. I managed to get a NT telephone number that provided info that is it open with care at creek crossings.

I am leaving Monday morning at 5pm and should make Boulia Monday night.

PS If Sully is still around, tell him I just became the oldest person to get recommended to Flight Training for the Australian Defence Force. I got through the Flight Screening Process (FSP) and Officer Selection Board (OSB) and was recommended on Thursday night.

Cheers
David
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Reply By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 20:43

Friday, May 13, 2005 at 20:43
I came tru the Plenty Hiway from the stuart hiway to mt Isa about 2 weeks ago and it was in the best condition I have ever seen it. Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 17:31

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 17:31
Hello Robbie! Got a bit worried when heard the reports of the shocking and sad crash in NQ - specially when I read about the Cairns tour operator on board with almost the same name.
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 19:44

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 19:44
Hi Ruth, Thanks for the concern, Rob Brady used to work For Billy Tea Bush Safaris, the people I contract for during the season. I trained a pilot today whos best mate was the pilot of the crashed plane. A sad time for all up here, we used that Metro to ferry our people to and from the Cape. I used to fly all over the Cape doing training and never did feel comfortable with it Light planes and small isolated airstips was no joy ride. These days I am more relaxed enjoying driving people all around OZ. Take care Ruth. Cheers Rob.
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 17:24

Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 17:24
David, as I write this Sully of course is at the Pub - been there since about lunchtime. Been having a few campfires. We are so proud of you - Sully will be thrilled when I tell him tomorrow (he'll be legless tonight). Big cricket match on in town today - Diamantina Shire versus Barcoo Shire (Windorah mob) and it's going well up on the new green oval.
Hey Footloose, Boulia Police wouldn't talk to me because it was 4;45 p.m. and they'd probably knocked off to patrol around the Pub, Golf Club and other know places of inbibing alcoholic drinks - same as all Police are doing in all small towns all over Queensland at the moment!!
David, have a good trip.
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 20:45

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 20:45
Ruth,
Sounds like Sully is having a great time. I hope your guys flogged the Windorah mob :-)
He may be 83 but he looks my age :-)

We will let you know ow the trip goes

David

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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 17:32

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 17:32
David - Sully found the note (printed your forum out) this morning after smoko - he's very chuffed that you made it, especially as you are sooo old! He said - well done, from one old bloke to another (he's 83).
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