Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Wednesday weather warnings

Road Weather Alert
for the Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 9:36pm on Tuesday 4 August 2015.
Snow and ice covered roads will make driving conditions dangerous for the remainder of Tuesday and during Wednesday in parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.
For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.


Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the Upper Derwent Valley, King Island, North West Coast, Midlands, Central North, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Furneaux Islands, East Coast and North East forecast districts

Issued at 9:34pm on Tuesday 4 August 2015.
Sheep Graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and westerly winds are expected for the remainder of Tuesday and during Wednesday. Areas likely to be affected include the East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast and King Island forecast districts and parts of the Central North and North East forecast districts. There is a high risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.
The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am EST Wednesday.


Updated Marine Wind Warning

Issued at 10pm on Tuesday 4 August 2015
for the period until midnight Wednesday 5 August 2015.

Wind Warnings for Tuesday 4 August

Small Craft Alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

Wind Warnings for Wednesday 5 August

Small Craft Alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes
The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5am Wednesday.

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.

Eagles score a win on the road

SFL Season 2015 
Round 14 Review

By BEN HARRISON
THE finals tightrope for East Coast has become just a little wobblier following the Bombers' loss to New Norfolk at Triabunna on Sunday. Going back two rounds the Bombers were set to go a game clear in third spot on the ladder but Saturday’s 51 point loss to the reigning premiers has nearly put paid to that dream with only four rounds remaining.

Following Huonville's massive 20-goal defeat of Cygnet and Brighton getting the points with a solid win over Dodges Ferry, the Bombers find themselves in a three-way battle for two spots in the top five, a situation that coach Matthew Barry said would come at the toughest time of the season for his side. “We are really staring down the barrel to be honest,” he said when talking to the Mercury after the game. “Before the loss in the Brighton game we were looking to go one game clear in third place but now we are in a dogfight.”

East Coast's quick start on Saturday suggested to the coach that his side could still come out of its next four games still in the top five. The Bombers made the most of a fierce wind at Triabunna to take the lead into quarter time and kicked the first goals of the second quarter before the Eagles switched on and moved into overdrive. “I think we can stay in the top five,” Barry told the Mercury. “We have shown that we can compete with any side in the opening exchanges – we just didn’t use the wind to our advantage in the third quarter.”

Four goals to Bradley Ransley fired New Norfolk to the win that highlighted the gap between the top two teams and the rest of the SFL clubs was a wide as ever, while for the second game in a row Jacob Wigg was named best afield and also kicked two goals. Damon Crew finished with two goals for the Bombers.

In the reserves it was victory to the Eagles again by 66 points, while Kingborough defeated New Norfolk in the Under 18s game at Kingston.

SENIORS
New Norfolk 1.3 (9) 6.6 (42) 7.10 (52) 12.19 (91)
East Coast 4.4 (28) 5.5 (35) 5.9 (39) 5.10 (40)
Goals - New Norfolk: B. Ransley 4, J. Wigg 2, M. Horne 2, C. Wilson, B. Lovell, N. Eiszele, Z. Gardam; East Coast: D. Crew 2, B. Morrisby, M. Walker, J. Eaton
Best - New Norfolk: J. Wigg, B. Chaplin, C. Wilson, M. Horne, T. Triffett, J. Clifford;  East Coast: B. Palmer, T. Giffard, D. Arnol, J. Triffett, D. Lyden, C. Hutchison.

RESERVES
East Coast 1.1 (7) 3.7 (25) 3.7 (25) 6.12 (48)
New Norfolk 3.4 (22) 5.5 (35) 11.12 (78) 17.12 (114)
Goals - New Norfolk: C. Curtain 9, M. Thompson 3, N. Lester 2, D. King, S. Fenton, J. Murray; East Coast: D. Mead, T. Howard, M. Haigh, M. Leale, N. Lemm, J. Nelson.
Best - New Norfolk: C. Curtain, J. Murray, M. Thompson, J. Banks-Smith, T. Duggan, J. Duggan; East Coast: L. Taylor, Z. Rossiter, D. Russell, M. Haigh, E. Moore, S. Anderton.

COLTS
Kingborough 1.0 (6) 2.2 (140 5.3 (33) 8.4 (52)
New Norfolk 0.2 (2) 1.5 (11) 1.6 (12) 3.6 (24)
Goals - Kingborough: A. Huizing 3, K. Oates, L. Knowles, J. Bones, J. Fyfe, J. Shaw; New Norfolk: A. Long 2, J. Eiszele.
Best - Kingborough: J. Fyfe, J. Wells, J. Manix, H. Prichard, K. Oates, J. Shaw; New Norfolk: J. Whitford-Marriott, J. Eiszele, T. Eiszele, R. Wakefield, T. Oates, J. Mann.


In the other games at the weekend:

Huonville 25.11 (161) defeated Cygnet 5.2 (32)
LIONS playing coach Tim Lamprill kicked eight goals to make it 16 goals in two weeks and evergreen James Lange was best on ground whilst Kane Nielsen once again tried hard for Cygnet and Gavin Quirk finished with three goals for the Port.  Huonville Lions won in the Reserves by 108 points.

Brighton 15.14 (104) defeated Dodges Ferry 7.10 (52)
BRIGHTON stayed right in the three-way race for a finals spot with a solid 52-point victory over Dodges Ferry at Shark Park on Saturday. In the reserves Brighton won by 155 points.

Claremont 29.25 (199) defeated Hobart 3.5 (23)
A SIGNIFICANT margin separated the Magpies and the Tigers as the ladder positions predicted but a margin of nearly 30 goals made this game more like a training drill for Claremont. Claremont won the reserves by 122 points.

Lindisfarne 7.9 (51) defeated Sorell 7.2 (44)
THE Two Blues finally found a way to get over the line against Sorell in their clash at Pembroke Park in a game that was Sorell’s for the taking until the final quarter.  Lindisfarne had a win in the reserves by 38 points.

Schools closed today

SEVERAL local schools are closed again today due to snowy weather conditions and road closures. Check the Tasmania Police Community Alerts page for updated road closures.

The following schools are confirmed closed (updated 6:57am 4 Aug).
  • Collinsvale Primary
  • Bothwell District High
  • Westerway Primary

ROADS CLOSED AT 7.15am:
– Collinsvale and Glenlusk Rd closed from Berriedale
– Highland Lakes Rd
– Gordon River Rd Westerway to Strathgordon
– Lake Dobson Rd
– Lake Sorell Road
– Malborough Hwy Bronte

– Lyell Hwy between Wayatinah and Queenstown

– Lake St Clair Road, Derwent Bridge to Lake St Clair
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Southern – 4wd ONLY:
– Lyell Hwy from Lake Burbury to Derwent Bridge
– Lyell Hwy between Derwent Bridge to Qtown

Monday, August 3, 2015

Magical Maydena

The upper Derwent Valley town of Maydena was isolated by road closures for
much of today, which meant the locals had some magical views all for themselves,
as shown by this photo by Jacky van Beukering looking down Junee Rd.

Gretna Cricket Club ready for season 2015/16

Gretna Cricket Club members assembling
their new shed during the off-season.
GRETNA Cricket Club held its annual general meeting at the Gretna Green Hotel on July 24. Office bearers elected for the coming year were Peter Rainbird (president), Wade Gleeson (secretary) and Glenn Blackwell (treasurer). The club's patron is Phillip Sharpe.

Other positions filled were - association delegates: Wade Gleeson and Todd Jarvis; Proxies: Jordan Hastie & Corey Ransley; Public relations officers: Todd Jarvis and Amanda McCall; Junior development officer: Wade Gleeson; Canteen manager: Ben Rainbird

The club will once again enter two senior teams in the Southern Cricket Association, with Gretna I in Second Grade and Gretna II in Third Grade. The club will also field a team in the Under 13 and Under 16 divisions of Cricket Tasmania's Youth League competition.

A big addition to the playing surface at the Gretna War Memorial Recreation Ground for this season will be the new irrigation system that has been installed by club members over the off season with funding from the Central Highlands Council. Another project completed by club members was the building of a new shed for the club's mower.

The club acknowledged the support of sponsors State-Wide Earthworks, Gretna Green Hotel, Derwent Valley Glass, New Norfolk Hotel and Cheeky Little Place.

More weather on the way

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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

Issued at 3:20pm on Monday 3 August 2015.

Icy and snow covered roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Monday and Tuesday in parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.
For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the Upper Derwent Valley, King Island, North West Coast, Midlands, Central North, South East, Furneaux Islands, East Coast and North East forecast districts

Issued at 3:22pm on Monday 3 August 2015.

Sheep Graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Monday and Tuesday. Areas likely to be affected include the North West Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Furneaux Islands, East Coast and North East forecast districts and parts of the Central North and King Island forecast districts. There is a high risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.



Wind Warnings for Monday 3 August

Small Craft Alert for the following areas:
Central Plateau Lakes

Cancellation for the following areas:
Derwent Estuary, Channel, South West Lakes and Central West Coast

Wind Warnings for Tuesday 4 August

Small Craft Alert for the following areas:
Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes


The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5am Tuesday.

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.

Fatal accident on Boyer Rd

POLICE have closed Boyer Rd at the Bridgewater end following a fatal crash involving two vehicles shortly before noon. The road will be closed until further notice and police urge all motorists to drive safely in today's wintry conditions.

The Mercury has more.

Check here for weather-related road closures today.