Road conditions in NW Vic after recent floods

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:28
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G'day all,

We are planning a trip through NW Vic, and considering a different route to usual.

Could anyone who has travelled the roads listed below SINCE THE RECENT FLOODS please advise if they are suitable for towing a 'van, or if any road closures / dangers to avoid:
* South from Walpeup to Hopetoun, on to Warracknabeal, then east to Donald and Charlton.
* Alternate route (used before) is Mallee Hwy to Ouyen, then Calder Hwy to Charlton.

I have checked the ExplorOz road reports section but could not find waht I was after (and they name local roads that I have no idea where they are), and also checked Vicroads etc.

Many thanks,
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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 13:48

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 13:48

If you’re talking about the road south through Timberoo and Patchewollock, that’s all bitumen and OK. Mind you it is a narrow road with a few hills and bends in it so I'd be going nice and slow(I lived at Timberoo for a couple of years). If you’re talking about the dirt tracks through the Wyperfeld National Park, then you best look at the Parks Victoria website and or ring the ranger station. I don’t think then flood waters have made it to Lake Albacutya having been largely absorbed filling Lake Hindmarsh.Hopetoun to Warracknabeal is The Henty Highway (B200).

The Borung Hwy from Warracknabeal to Charlton should be OK by this stage but the VicRoads website will give you something definitive on road closures due to floods. It is not listed in the closure notifications nor is the Patche Road out of Walpie.

Here’s the link;

Victorian Flood road closures

Cheers Mick

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Follow Up By: glids - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 20:15

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 20:15
Thanks Mick.

Yes, we would be taking the Timberoo - Patchewollock road.

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