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Service Announcement | Road Closures | 17th January 2014

Posted on 17 January 2014
Service Announcement | Road Closures | 17th January 2014

As tennis players battle it out at the Australian Open in Melbourne, the extreme weather is causing disruptions across Victoria and South Australia, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga even suggested it was so hot his shoes melted while out on court.

The continuous heat which is expected to reach over 40 again today is putting pressure on operations throughout the states.

Bushfires

Extreme bushfire conditions have forced road closures and high alerts throughout the Grampians region in the west of Victoria and throughout regional South Australia. There are currently 22 bushfires burning in South Australia and as a result our service into these areas may be affected.

Main roads through the Grampians have been closed and people are being asked to leave affecting our service throughout the Grampians, Beauford and Trawalla.

There are multiple fires along the Hume Highway stretching from Beveridge towards the Metropolitan Ring Road. The Hume freeway is currently closed at Cooper St.

Our drivers will be around these areas and we will be doing our best to make deliveries when it is safe to do so.

Tasmania Service

Sea Roads have announced that their ships running from Melbourne to and from Tasmania have been dry docked due to extreme heat. Our service into and out of Tasmania will be affected and we expecting to add another 3 or 4 days to transit times into this region.

We appreciate your understanding and will are expecting to clear the backlog by late next week.

South Australia – Tour Down Under

The Cycling event Tour Down Under gears up this Sunday through to Friday 24/01/2014 forcing road closures through the Barossa region affecting service as follows:

Monday 20/01/2014

  • No service to Angaston

Tuesday 21/01/2014

  • No service to Angaston
  • Limited service to Nuriootpa
  • Parts of Murray St blocked

Wednesday 22/01/2014

  • Very limited service to Stirling

Thursday 23/01/2014

  • No service to Mount Peasant
  • No service to Springton
  • Very limited service to Kersbrook
  • Very limited service to Williamstown

Friday 24/01/2014

  • Limited service to Victor Harbor and surrounds

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we face these challenges together. We will update you with information as it becomes available.