Five trapped

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

FIVE ve­hi­cles trav­el­ling along the CREB Track found them­selves bogged be­cause of re­cent wet weather this week but de­cided to make the most of a bad sit­u­a­tion and camped out on the track.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred last Sun­day on the track be­tween Dain­tree Vil­lage and Wu­jal Wu­jal and three of the ve­hi­cles self-ex­tracted them­selves. The two re­main­ing ve­hi­cles had to be re­cov­ered by emer­gency ser­vices the fol­low­ing day.

There was no need for he­li­copters or emer­gency mea­sures and the ve­hi­cles and their pas­sen­gers had enough sup­plies for the night.

The lo­cal Wu­jal Wu­jal SES crew, with the as­sis­tance of lo­cals, were able to re­cover the cars the fol­low­ing day.

Due to the on­go­ing win­ter rain­fall the north is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing, the CREB Track is closed un­til fur­ther notice and po­lice re­mind the pub­lic to take care on the road dur­ing wet weather.

In­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing weather con­di­tions can be found at and for road con­di­tions visit or by call­ing 13 19 40 for traf­fic and travel in­for­ma­tion.

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