Saturday, June 24, 2017

Take care on the roads

Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for Upper Derwent Valley, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands and South East forecast districts

Issued at 2:33 pm on Saturday 24 June 2017.


Snow-covered roads above 800 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Saturday in parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

The next alert will be issued by 11pm Saturday.

Today's footy scores

Southern Football League
Round 10 - New Norfolk v Brighton at Pontville

COLTS: New Norfolk 9.9 (63) d Brighton 9.4 (58)

RESERVES: New Norfolk 16.17 (113) d Brighton 5.2 (32)

SENIORS: New Norfolk 17.18 (120) d Brighton 4.7 (31)

Police seek crash witnesses

POLICE are calling for witnesses to a serious crash in New Norfolk last night.

At about 6pm on Friday, New Norfolk Police were alerted to a crash on Blair St at the intersection of Charlotte St, involving a white Holden utility and a homemade motorised bicycle.

"The 33-year-old male rider was taken to Royal Hobart Hospital by Ambulance Tasmania with serious head, chest and spinal injuries and is listed as critical but stable," police said in a statement. "The 33-year-old driver from Launceston also attended the RHH but was released shortly later."    

"Police are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen the manner of riding before the crash. Information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au or Crash Investigation Services on 13 13 44."

See the snow this Sunday

A SHUTTLE bus will ferry visitors to the snow at Mt Field tomorrow (Sunday). Waterfalls Cafe and Gallery has announced that a bus will operate on a trial basis tomorrow, running between the National Park visitor centre and the Lake Dobson car park.

The first run leaves at 9.30am and further services are planned to run hourly until 2.30pm. Tickets cost $10 per person and more information is available from the visitor centre by calling 6288 1149.

Follow the Waterfalls Cafe and Gallery Facebook page for updates including road conditions at the park.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Tomorrow's footy previewed

Southern Football League
Round 10, June 24

BRIGHTON faces a tough task this weekend as they host a red hot New Norfolk side who remained undefeated last week by easily accounting for last year's grand finalists, Lindisfarne.

The Robins will hope to keep themselves in finals contention and snap a losing streak by being the first team to beat the Eagles who have taken all before them before including the Robins earlier in the season.

New Norfolk will look to continue on its merry way after firming as sole premiership favourites, now sitting atop of the SFL ladder.

More on  the Southern Football League's Facebook.

Warning to sheep graziers

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:02pm on Friday 23 June 2017.

Sheep graziers are warned that showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Friday afternoon and evening, with cold temperatures expected on Friday evening and overnight. Areas likely to be affected include the Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts and parts of the Midlands forecast district. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The next warning will be issued by 11pm Friday.

Snowy roads tonight and tomorrow

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:01pm on Friday 23 June 2017.

Snow covered roads above 500 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Friday evening and overnight in parts of the Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.
For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

The next alert will be issued by 11pm Friday.