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Submitted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 15:39
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Shire of Wyndam road report

Mitchell Fall Road



We were heading there in 2 weeks, if we miss this year it will be the second year in a row. We got there during the May rain 2010.

Cheers,
John
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Reply By: MattyA_LC105 - Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 15:57

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 15:57
Sorry John its not looking good. Big washaways up that way. Going off the Main Roads fax this morning the Gibb Rd is open from end to end (vehicles under 3T only) however water is still quite high (up to the bonnet in LC70) around Barnett to Gibb Station section.
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Follow Up By: MattyA_LC105 - Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 15:59

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 15:59
Sorry just looked at the photos on your link. I have emails of similar photos of around Mt Elizabeth St.
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Follow Up By: Member - John B2 (VIC) - Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 16:07

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 16:07
Hi Matty


Could you email them to me bally348@gmail.com

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John
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Reply By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 21:05

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 21:05
Interesting pix in the road report. We made it to Mitchell Falls in early May last year and the only problem was the last few km before the Falls camping ground. 3 or 4 boggy patches. Nothing at all like the pix show. Still if you can delay until July it will be fixed. There's always a risk going early in the Dry..............W
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Follow Up By: Member - John B2 (VIC) - Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 22:11

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 22:11
Hi Warrie,

We are lucky that we are retired and can change our dates.

I just feel sorry for the people who only have set holidays or LSL and will miss out.

We met a lot of people in this situation last year when the rain came.

Some had spent 2 years planning their trip and had to go home,

Cheers,
John
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Reply By: Member - John B2 (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 at 17:16

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 at 17:16
Rang the Shire of Wyndham again today, very friendly and polite, they are getting a lot of phone calls from would be travellers.


They hope to have it open in the first week of July, but was told to ring later this month.

The Shire President and Engineer flew over the area this week.

The comment was there is still a lot of water flowing

Cheers,
John
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Reply By: MAVERICK(WA) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2011 at 19:10

Thursday, Jun 02, 2011 at 19:10
As at 1600wst today - the road is unlikely to be opened this year. Community and stations have been advised. Supplies into the community currently by barge and stations will be unable to muster this season. Possible re-evaluation early July. rgds
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Follow Up By: Member - John B2 (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2011 at 20:48

Thursday, Jun 02, 2011 at 20:48
Sorry I should have explained, I was asking about getting to Mitchell Falls not Kalumburu.


They explained the road further north still had water on it.

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John
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Reply By: Member - John B2 (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 at 13:20

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 at 13:20
Road to Mitchell Falls open vehicles up to 3.5 tonne

http://www.thelastfrontier.com.au/

Look at Road Conditions Report on this page.

We will leaving soon

Cheers,
John
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