Road Condition Report
SHIRE OF DERBY/WEST KIMBERLEY ROAD CONDITION REPORT
Issued at 10:00hrs, 2 February 2016
The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley advises that there may be water flowing over some Shire roads. 'DO NOT DRIVE INTO WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH AND VELOCITY'
Applicable to all Shire Roads -
4x4 High clearance vehicles are recommended on all gravel roads.
Caution at Floodways and Creek Crossings
Caution is required when travelling on roads that are classified open
ROADS AND/OR RIVER CROSSINGS CLOSED
Old Mornington Road
Lennard Gorge Road
Mt Hart Road
Silent Grove Road
Bell Gorge Road
Old Fitzroy Corssing - River Crossing
Myroodah Crossing - River Crossing
Noonkanbah Crossing - River Crossing
Camballin - Nookanbah Road
Windjana Gorge National Park
Tunnel Creek National Park
Cherrabun Rd - Closed to all vehicles over 4 tonne
Christmas Creek Road - Closed to all vehicles over 4 tonne
Beefwood Park Road
Marion Downs road
Beverley Springs Road (access to Charnley River)
|CLOSED TO ALL PUBLIC TRAFFIC |
ROADS AND/OR RIVER CROSSINGS OPEN WITH CAUTIONS
Mt Anderson Road
OPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC
Fairfield - Leopold Rd
Leopold Downs Road - Approximately 500m north of Leopold Downs Station turnoff (water permanently over road) - Not Passable for Trucks fitted with FUPS bullbars
Calwynyardah - Noonkanbah Road
Geikie Gorge Road
Fossil Downs Road
Nerrima Road - sections of bulldust between Myroodah and Nerrima
GNH - Gee Gully Road - Flood damage repairs underway between Great Northern Highway and Gee Gully Creek
|Open to All Public Traffic with Caution|
|OTHER SHIRE GRAVEL ROADS||OPEN -Caution Required,|
Maintenance grading and flood damage repairs are being carried out, delays may be experienced, please take care, comply with all signage and slow down when approaching and passing work crews.
Station Access Roads
For information regarding access roads to stations, it is recommended that stations are contacted direct.
GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY / DERBY HIGHWAY AND THE GIBB RIVER ROAD, This is a MAIN ROADS WESTERN AUSTRALIA (MRWA) controlled road, updated road condition reports are available from the MRWA website: www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or phone 138 138 or during office hours on 08 9158 4333. - ENSURE TO CHECK ON THE MRWA ROAD CONDITION REPORT BEFORE ANY CONSIDERATION OF TRAVELLING ON THIS ROAD.
KALUMBURU - MITCHELL PLATEAU - DRYSDALE RIVER ACCESS ROADS - These roads are located within SHIRE OF WYNDHAM/EAST KIMBERLEY -
Contact details during office hours: Telephone 08 9168 4100 or email email@example.com
DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION ACCESS ROADS / NATIONAL PARKS / CAMPING CONDITIONS FOR SILENT GROVE - BELL GORGE, LENNARD GORGE, MT HART: CONTACT DEC BROOME OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON (08) 9195 5500.
Travelling on a closed road Travelling on a closed road is an offence under the Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law 2003 section:
2.19 No driving on a closed thoroughfare
(1) A person shall not drive or take a vehicle on a closed thoroughfare unless -
a. That it is in accordance with any limits or exceptions specified in the order made under section 3.50 of the Local Government Act 1995; or
b. The person has first obtained a permit.
(2) In this clause - 'Closed thoroughfare' means a thoroughfare wholly or partially closed under section 3.50 or 3.50A of the Local Government Act 1995
SDWK recommends a maximum safe speed at any time of 80kph and drivers should travel in accordance with the road condition at all times. SDWK also recommends that all safety requirements and adequate water supplies should be carried in the vehicle in case of break down, bogging or delays.
This advice will be further updated as and when conditions change. Further information is available by telephoning 9191 0999.
Executive Manager Technical & Development Services