GCR current conditions

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 16, 2011 at 17:13
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G'day Alll, just to let you know current conditions of the road, there has been a fair bit of rain Docker River to Yulara, so anyone heading this way shgould check the NT conditions first, it is in a bad way at the moment with a fair bit of water around. There was talk that they were going to close it yesterday, but haven't heard anything further since then.
This side of the border we have only had a few light showers, and so far nothing to worry about, although rain has just started in Laverton, and could be around for a day or so.
Still nothing here yet, but that could change tomorrow.
Happy travels.
Cheers
Al
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Reply By: Marion - Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 21:47

Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 21:47
Hello,
thanks for the update

Cheers Marion
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Reply By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 09:27

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 09:27
oad has st d toall vehicles between Laverton and the Roadhouse.
It will be reviewed again at 4pm today.
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Follow Up By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 09:28

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 09:28
wow .. what happened there?
Try again.
The Road has just closed to all vehicles between Laverton and the Roadhouse. To be reviewed again at 4pm today.


Spell check complete :-)

Cheers
Al
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Reply By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 19:48

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 19:48
Now Open to vehicles 3 tonne and under.
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Follow Up By: Member - Captain (WA) - Friday, Jul 22, 2011 at 00:47

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 at 00:47
And we were the first vehicles to go west on Tuesday on the GCR once the road was opened :)

One has to get a Tjukayirla Burger when on the GCR, about the best i have had.

The road around Docker River was flooded when we went thru East on the 12th, was closed very shorty after. Our return West on the 18th still had plenty of water around and some chopped up roads.

Cheers

Captain
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Follow Up By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Friday, Jul 22, 2011 at 09:48

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 at 09:48
good stuff Captain, glad you got through there no worries. Hopefully now it can stay open!!
You should have mentioned you were on exploroz, could have got your free coffee :-)
now i'll have to drink it...

Cheers
Al
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Follow Up By: Member - Captain (WA) - Friday, Jul 22, 2011 at 10:00

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 at 10:00
No Worries Al, you run a nice clean roadhouse with good prices considering the location, so happy to pay to keep it there :)

The GCR going east was fine, there was only 1 section for about a km that was soft. The area around Docker River is very bad, still soft and very chewed up for a long way (~30kms), will need the grader thru before its nice and smooth again.

Hope we meet again, but it was 17 years ago that I last did the GCR - toooo long between drinks ;)

Cheers

Captain

PS. Whats the story behind your cutdown Pajero in the Caravan Park, was it a rollover?
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Follow Up By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Friday, Jul 22, 2011 at 10:12

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 at 10:12
Thanks mate, well hopefully you dont leave it that long to come through again :-)

yeah mate, the Pajero was a rollover, we cut the top off it and now use it as a work buggy, it's come in very handy.
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Reply By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 at 20:56

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 at 20:56
Open to all vehicles. :-)
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