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Road closures for the snow

By johnboy - 17 August 2012 29

This in from Territory and Municipal Services:

Canberra residents are urged to exercise caution, particularly on rural roads, due to the wet weather and snow. Bendora Road and Mt Franklin Road from Piccadilly Circus have both been closed for safety reasons, with other roads likely to close.

Residents wanting to experience the snow first-hand are strongly encouraged to consider visiting an established snow recreation area, such as Corin Forest, rather than informal areas accessed by Brindabella Road and Boboyan Road.


UPDATE 17/08/12 15:12: And now more:

Motorists are advised that several rural roads have been closed due to the wet weather and snow.

Bendora Road, Boboyan Road, Brindabella Road, Mt Franklin Road from Piccadilly Circus and Corin Road at Woods Reserve have been closed for safety reasons, with other roads likely to close.

The closures means there is currently no access to Corin Forest mountain recreation area. This will be re-assessed tomorrow.

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29 Responses to
Road closures for the snow
milkman 7:16 pm 18 Aug 12

The roads need to be closed because people drive like spastics.

goggles13 6:12 pm 18 Aug 12

HenryBG said :

goggles13 said :

nanny state or what!?! why not just erect signs that advise dangerous conditions ahead.

next they will be closing all roads if they are wet.

You obviously know nothing about unsealed roads, here or in Europe.

As a ratepayer, I am happy that the responsible authorities close these roads in the wet to prevent them being damaged by irresponsible yahoos in 4WDs, just as responsible authorities do the world over to protect unsealed roads.

sorry to disappoint you, but I do know about unsealed roads…..been on a few of them in my time here in Canberra….

glen 5:53 pm 18 Aug 12

ahhh 10cm of snow (they had) is 10mm of rain.

and they don’t close the roads when they get 10mm of rain do they !

difference ?

HenryBG 5:02 pm 18 Aug 12

goggles13 said :

nanny state or what!?! why not just erect signs that advise dangerous conditions ahead.

next they will be closing all roads if they are wet.

You obviously know nothing about unsealed roads, here or in Europe.

As a ratepayer, I am happy that the responsible authorities close these roads in the wet to prevent them being damaged by irresponsible yahoos in 4WDs, just as responsible authorities do the world over to protect unsealed roads.

socialnode1 3:05 pm 18 Aug 12

Absolutely chockers at 1.30 cars lined up both sides all the way to the dam gate (which was closed) from before the recreation area! As we were leaving passed maybe 20-30 cars going up very busy arvo up there!

Highly recommend tidbinbilla to see snow quite a few families were making mini snowmen & having snowball fights this morning.

smilesr 12:38 pm 18 Aug 12

Still closed at 12.00pm; they said it might be open in the afternoon.

smont 10:52 am 18 Aug 12

Corin Forest Road was still closed well before the (so called) Recreation Area this morning (Sat) at 9.30am.

FXST01 9:17 am 18 Aug 12

Jethro said :

“Residents wanting to experience the snow first-hand are strongly encouraged to consider visiting an established snow recreation area, such as Corin Forest, rather than informal areas accessed by Brindabella Road and Boboyan Road.”

“The closures means there is currently no access to Corin Forest mountain recreation area. This will be re-assessed tomorrow.”

So, they give us an official snow recreation area but close access to it when we actually get snow?

Corin Forest is a dump and a waste of your time. They get little patches of grey snow if that.

smilesr 9:13 am 18 Aug 12

Will they actually say when they re-open the road to Corin Forest? Do they do media releases on weekends or do we just take a guess that they have reopened it and drive on up there anyway?

As Jethro said: what’s the point of having a snow recreation area if they don’t let us access it when there’s snow???!

Jethro 8:05 am 18 Aug 12

“Residents wanting to experience the snow first-hand are strongly encouraged to consider visiting an established snow recreation area, such as Corin Forest, rather than informal areas accessed by Brindabella Road and Boboyan Road.”

“The closures means there is currently no access to Corin Forest mountain recreation area. This will be re-assessed tomorrow.”

So, they give us an official snow recreation area but close access to it when we actually get snow?

milkman 7:08 am 18 Aug 12

beh1972 said :

What complete BS. A snow flake fell, so what?

ACT rangers would be a complete laughing stock in Europe.

So would ACT drivers.

glen 6:04 am 18 Aug 12

yes, it may come as a surprise to ACT rangers and pollies that major world cities get regular dumps of snow- like ‘DC or any canadian city and they dont shut the city down. It is typical of the never-been outside-the ACT mentality of career public servants.

Henry82 12:54 am 18 Aug 12

If people drove to the conditions and didn’t act like idiots then they’d probably have the roads open. The family of the next commodore owner who wraps himself around a tree will ask why the government didn’t step in to stop their son from crashing in the icy conditions.

beh1972 11:46 pm 17 Aug 12

What complete BS. A snow flake fell, so what?

ACT rangers would be a complete laughing stock in Europe.

goggles13 7:07 pm 17 Aug 12

nanny state or what!?! why not just erect signs that advise dangerous conditions ahead.

next they will be closing all roads if they are wet.

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