CREB closes after brief opening
DESPITE only recently opening for the season, the CREB Track has been closed since Tuesday due to constant rain over the past few days.
According to Facebook reports there are several vehicles currently bogged along the track.
“Even after moderate rainfall, the track can become treacherous or impassable and vehicles easily become bogged or stranded,” said DSC infrastructure manager Michael Kriedemann. “You should check local weather conditions before attempting to drive the track. Do not take your vehicle on to the track unless you have and know how to use self-recovery equipment.
“During closures, you should not make any attempt to drive along the track. If you disobey a road sign and drive on the closed road, you risk an on-the-spot fine.
“If your vehicle becomes stuck on the CREB track, search and rescue authorities will respond and assist to ex- tract stranded people if necessary. However, resources will not generally be expended in attempting to recover your stranded vehicle. If you disobey a road closure, you may also be ordered to pay for the costs of recovery activities.”
According to Mr Kriedemann it isn’t known when the track will reopen. “Once the weather clears, Council will have to wait for the Track to dry out and then assess any damage. This assessment will not occur until at least next week.”
CREB track roll over this week