FERRY BLOCKS HEAVY VE­HI­CLES

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

DOU­GLAS Shire Coun­cil has closed heavy ve­hi­cle ac­cess due to the land­slips and fallen trees on the Alexan­dra Range in the Dain­tree Rain­for­est. Coun­cil has re­opened Cape Tribu­la­tion Rd to one lane af­ter com­plet­ing work to clear de­bris. The land­slide was caused by a rain dump of more than 200mm ear­lier this week. It comes as coun­cil con­firmed only stan­dard pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cles will be allowed on the Dain­tree Ferry. “Mo­torists are asked to drive with ex­treme cau­tion and ex­pect to be re­quired to drive around fallen trees,” a coun­cil spokesman said. The clean-up is ex­pected to take un­til Christmas. “Buchanan Creek Rd has also sus­tained ma­jor da­m­age and crews will com­pete tem­po­rary re­pairs when we can get the trucks through,” the spokesman said. Coun­cil an­tic­i­pates more work will be re­quired when ac­cess to other roads is avail­able.

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