Captain Cook Highway again closed in multiple locations

CAIRNS FLOODING

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Police have again closed the Captain Cook Highway. Teams are working to stabilise this stretch of road after up to 17 landslides like this one yesterday. Image supplied.
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UPDATE 1PM: Conditions remain similar to this morning with continued road closures due to flooding in the Cairns and Northern Beaches areas causing major disruptions to highway traffic.

Authorities are still urging motorists to stay put as it’s expected there will be major traffic congestion on the Captain Cook Highway and the Cairns Western Arterial Road due to flooding, and road closures on the Captain Cook Highway from Caravonica to Aeroglen.

The Captain Cook Highway is still closed between Caravonica and Aeroglen at the Barron River Bridge due to flooding at Thomatis Creek (Go Kart Track) and localised flooding at Yorkeys Knob, Holloways and Machans Beaches.

Motorists travelling along this route are advised they should expect lengthy delays should they choose to travel.

The Captain Cook Highway, from Palm Cove to Port Douglas is open. The area from Wangetti Beach to Port Douglas is open with extreme care. 

1PM ADVICE:

- Captain Cook Highway remains CLOSED between Caravonica to Aeroglen (near the airport) to flooding at Thomatis Creek (Go Kart Track) & Barron River and localised flooding at Yorkeys Knob, Holloways and Machans Beach.

- Yorkeys Knob residents are isolated due to flooding across Yorkeys Knob Access Road and Dunne Road, Yorkeys Knobs.

- Machans Beach and Holloways Beach residents are also affected by localised flooding.

- Kuranda Range ONE LANE ONLY OPEN due to multiple land slips and fallen trees. Motorists are encouraged to delay travel if possible.

- Captain Cook Highway, from Palm Cove to Port Douglas is OPEN. The area from Wangetti Beach to Port Douglas is open with extreme care.

THE FOLLOWING ROADS ARE AFFECTED – note the changed conditions are in bold:

- Brinsmead Kamerunga Road at the Freshwater Creek Roundabout near Ryan Weare Park is CLOSED due to flooding.

- Peets Bridge, Goldsborough has now reopened

- Gillies Range Road is OPEN to one lane


- Bruce Highway is CLOSED in multiple locations, between Ingham and Townsville, Cardwell to Ingham at the Seymour River and Tully to Cardwell at Bilyana Creek.

- Palmerston Highway is reduced to ONE LANE only at Henderson Drive.

- Kennedy Highway is reduced to ONE LANE only at Davies Creek Bridge.

- Elarish Mission Beach Road is CLOSED
Mareeba to Mount Molloy Road is CLOSED at Rifle and Spear Creek.

- Tully Mission Beach is Closed


- Gulf Development Road is CLOSED at the Gilbert River.



EARLIER 9.50AM: The Captain Cook Highway, from Palm Cove to Port Douglas is open. The area from Wangetti Beach to Port Douglas is open with extreme care. 


The highway remains closed between Caravonica to Aeroglen (near the airport) to flooding at Thomatis Creek (Go Kart Track) & Barron River and localised flooding at Yorkeys Knob, Holloways and Machans Beach.

Yorkeys Knob residents are isolated due to flooding across Yorkeys Knob Access Road and Dunne Road, Yorkeys Knobs.

Machans Beach and Holloways Beach residents are also affected by localised flooding.

Kuranda Range is open in one lane only due to multiple land slips and fallen trees. Motorists are encouraged to delay travel if possible.


EARLIER 6:30am: MAJOR CHANGES TRAFFIC CONDITIONS: Captain Cook Highway CLOSED between Palm Cove and Port Douglas and Yorkeys Knob & Machans Beach - MORE CLOSURES EXPECTED TODAY DUE TO FLOODING.

 

 

Advice from Cairns Police at 6am today is that we have a number of road closures in a situation similar to what we had yesterday.

WARNING ADVICE TO ALL MOTORISTS:

 - Those travelling to and from the north of Cairns, if you do not need to travel, it is recommended that you stay put as there is expected to be significant flooding of the Cairns Western Arterial Road at Caravonica, Lake Placid, Kamerunga areas round the Barron River at Kamerunga this morning.

 - The Captain Cook Highway is CLOSED between Yorkeys Knob and Machans Beach due to flooding at Thomatis Creek (Go Kart Track).

 - There is a strong possibility that the Cairns Western Arterial Road will close this morning due to flooding, as a high tide is predicted for 6.40am.

 - Motorists travelling along this route are advised they should expect lengthy delays should they choose to travel.

 - Our advice is to stay at home and do not attempt to travel unless necessary.


6am ADVICE:

 - Captain Cook Highway is CLOSED between Caravonica to Aeroglen (near the airport) to flooding at Thomatis Creek (Go Kart Track) & Barron River.

 - Yorkeys Knob residents are isolated due to flooding across Yorkeys Knob Access Road and Dunne Road, Yorkeys Knobs.

 - Kuranda Range ONE LANE ONLY OPEN due to multiple land slips and fallen trees. Motorists are encouraged to delay travel if possible.

 - Captain Cook Highway, from Palm Cove to Port Douglas is CLOSED as crews are working on this stretch of highway undertaking stabilisation works.

 - Gillies Range Road is CLOSED due to flooding between the bottom of the Range and Gordonvale. 

 - Palmerston Highway is reduced to ONE LANE only at Henderson Drive.


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