GCR update

just a quick update on the GCR. Steady rain today between here and Laverton has seen parts of the road turn very slippery, with some very soft boggy sections, and alot of water on the road at Lake Throssel 40 - 50 km;s from the roadhouse (West).
Weather should start clearing from the West tomorrow and won't take long for the road to dry up again. Although some washouts and corrugations will still be a pain.
Areas East of the roadhouse will probably get some rain over the weekend as well..
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Reply By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 at 10:32

Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 at 10:32
Thanks for that update I'm sure everyone appreciates your input and that of others in remote areas,

I wonder why it took 12 hours for someone to reply???


regards.......................jeff
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Follow Up By: wizzer73 - Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 at 10:43

Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 at 10:43
I agree, thanks for the update.

I'll be there end of may so hope the rain stops soon.

wizzer
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Follow Up By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 at 11:54

Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 at 11:54
no worries Jeff and Wizzer. I know how frustrating it can be to try and get up to date road conditions when travelling, so like to try and keep it up to date.

Cheers
Al
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Reply By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 at 11:53

Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 at 11:53
As expected the road from here to Laverton is now closed to all vehicles.
The road is like a skating rink at the moment, very slippery in spots.
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael R (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 at 14:58

Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 at 14:58
Hi Al,

Looks like we made it through at the right time!!

We found the corrugations not too bad on the WA side, there was a water crossing just before Warburton that still had a reasonable amount of water. The NT side had a lot more corrugations and some soft sandy spots and was slower going, but was dry at the time.

Cheers,

Michael
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Follow Up By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 at 16:25

Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 at 16:25
You sure did Michael!! That'd be the work of the great trip leader..lol

shouldn't be closed for long hopefully, more dry weather is forecast after the weekend and that'll help.
East of us hasn't seen much rain at all, so should still be ok.

Cheers
AL
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Reply By: rapid80 - Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 00:25

Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 00:25
I just made it as well. Pumped up the tyres in Laverton then the rains started and didn't stop all night.
Thanks for the burgers too. Definately not something to tackle while driving. You need to supply instructions on how to eat it. The missus and I looked at it for a couple of minutes wondering where to start but once started couldn't stop.
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Follow Up By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 12:31

Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 12:31
yeah I have enough trouble sittdown at the table eating one, never mind trying to eat one in the car .. haha

rains stopped now, started clearing last night, and there's a good breeze to go with it, should dry things up pretty quick..
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Reply By: wombat100 - Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 10:56

Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 10:56
Hi Al

Put the 'billy' on..will be thru your way mid July (all being well)..

The Wombat
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Follow Up By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 12:32

Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 12:32
good stuff.. althogI ay leave the billy for a bit, it may boil dry by then ..lol

Look forward to seeing you coming through :-)
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Reply By: Col WA - Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 19:31

Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 19:31
Hi Al & Serena,
Just another thank you for your help and hospitality yesterday during and after the rain . We past the council road assessor just as we cleared the last of the flooded road. The trucks certainly don't do the track any favours when it's wet. Was plain sailing from there on. we will be back
Col
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Follow Up By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Monday, May 02, 2011 at 09:19

Monday, May 02, 2011 at 09:19
Cheers Col, nice to meet you all :-)
Glad you had a good trip, and you got home safely . The road should hopefully reopen to 4wd this morning. Will know shortly. There are now a couple of trucks stuck here that may be here for a week or more.
We also have a large group of 4wd'ers that have been stuck here for the last 2 days and are eager to get moving again.
On the plus side the weather has cleared right on schedule.
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Reply By: Millsy - The Uteshed(WA) - Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 21:39

Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 21:39
Hi Al & Serena. just a up date we have been on the road now for 14 days and are now in Ceduna. Was great to meet you guys and spend and night at Tjukayirla.

Was wet in Coober Pedy from 2am this morning and even wetter at Gwaler Rangers and cold so have travelled throught to Ceduna for a warm shower & Bed.

Take care
Millsy
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Follow Up By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Monday, May 02, 2011 at 09:21

Monday, May 02, 2011 at 09:21
G'day Millsy, glad the trips going well mate, was great to meet you and the kids. Shame you hit the wet weather though, especially through the Gawlers .. Hope it's cleared up a bit for you for the rest of the trip.. :-)
Cheers
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Reply By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Monday, May 02, 2011 at 10:05

Monday, May 02, 2011 at 10:05
ok latest news is that the road status will be updated at about lunchtime today.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Monday, May 02, 2011 at 10:35

Monday, May 02, 2011 at 10:35
Road information sign yesterday (1st May)...

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....which is why I'm sitting in Bunbury now :( Will try again next week.

Cheers
Greg

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Reply By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Monday, May 02, 2011 at 15:00

Monday, May 02, 2011 at 15:00
now open to 4wd vehicles from Laverton to Warburton
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