Roads around Birdsville Closed

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 14:02
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I am in Birdsvuille waiting arrivals for the Hay River Tour, and received the following news just now.

Birdsville- Windorah CLOSED
Birdsville-Bedourie CLOSED
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 14:10

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 14:10
David, drizzly rain out there I hear on the tom-toms. Rain is coming in from the west - but should not last long. The roads have all just been graded so it would be nice to keep them from being cut up - you will just have to have a day or two of rest. Cheer up.
Ruth and Ian
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Follow Up By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 14:54

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 14:54
Ruth


You know me better than that- I'm not complaining at all. I'll wait til it is dry. Just hope the participants don't panic and try to get here.

David
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Follow Up By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:05

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:05
Wim is here to do the Hay with me
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:08

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:08
David, there's been a rollover on the Bedourie road. Hope everything will be ok.
Wim - thought you might be out there - Ian came back on Sunday morning. We've just had a couple of weeks there - had a great time camped at the ferry with Stephen L and Fiona. Got a fair bit to tell both of you as well!
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Follow Up By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:11

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:11
Ruth

I saw the ambos and police go out. I hope it isn't one of my customers. Heard nothing so far.

David
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Follow Up By: Member - Hunjy (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 17:12

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 17:12
Ruth
We are in Boulia at the moment (had to get out of Diamentina NP this morning) so having local knowledge when do you think the boulia to birdsville road will be open again. I tried the govt websites but they are slow to react to the rain.
Also are the roads south to Innamincka closed as well?
We appeciate any info supplied.

Cheers Hunjy
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 18:04

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 18:04
Hunjy, your best bet is to wander into the Boulia Police Station - they should be able to phone through to Bedourie station and ask them - that is the simplest way for you to find out. Haven't heard about the roads down Innamincka way - again, ask at the Police Station - they will talk to Bedourie and Birdsville and Neil McShane OIC Birdsville will know.
Sorry you had to leave Diamantina NP so suddenly - one of our favourite places - muddy when wet though!
Safe travels.
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Follow Up By: Member - Hunjy (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 20:28

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 20:28
Thanks ruth,
Will do as you suggest.

Cheers Mal
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Reply By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:52

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:52
Got word the Windorah road is now open to 4WD
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Reply By: The Landy - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 18:44

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 18:44
We left Diamantina NP this morning and hwaded for BOulia, road was becoming slippery in places. On arrival in Boulia we heard that Diamantina NP has been closed and remaining visitors have been escorted out of the park.

we were going to head up to Camooweal via Urandangi, however weather in the region we now see us go via Mt Isa....

cheers, The Landy
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Reply By: mechpete - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 20:22

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 20:22
be interested to hear how the conditions were .as we are heading down the hay river to peopells corner in 4 wks time
mechpete
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Reply By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 12:12

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 12:12
News this morning is Windorah to Birdsville will be closed for a few days yet, as will Bedourie. The Birdsville track is open but no trailers or caravans allowed on the punt so cars and 4wd vehicles only.
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Follow Up By: Member - Hunjy (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 14:11

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 14:11
Spoke the copper at Boulia this morning and he said they would check the Boulia-Bedourie road out on Friday morning and then make a decision if it will open or not.
Mal
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