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Media Release - Update on Road Conditions

2nd March 2021

Advice has been received from Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) this morning, regarding access from Ingham to Cardwell. The highway at Gairloch Washaway and at the Seymour is expected to reopen again, with traffic control in place to ensure motorists safety. Please drive safely.

Council Works Crews are ready to clean down and clear debris from the road as soon as flood waters recede, and instruction has been provided by the Department.

The Anabranch Bridge is classed as a scour prone structure, it is the only bridge within the Shire that requires special bridge inspection testing to be undertaken prior to its reopening after flooding.

This testing is undertaken by DTMR Structural Engineers to inspect the pylons and associated infrastructure to ensure safety conditions are met. Once results are confirmed the bridge is then deemed safe to reopen.

 Halifax washaway is still closed at this stage and updates will be provided as they come to hand.

 Please drive to traffic conditions and respect all instructions and road signs.

 For official details regarding local and state road conditions please visit the Hinchinbrook Disaster Dashboard, disaster.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au.

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