Drivers urged to obey all 'road closed' signage

​We urge all road users not to drive on closed roads or attempt crossing floodways as ex-tropical cyclone Joyce continues to dump heavy rain in the north of the State.

The warning follows two incidents yesterday where motorists attempted to cross the Logue River Bridge, on a closed section of Great Northern Highway. One vehicle was washed off the bridge while the other drove into a scour hole created by flood waters on the approach to the bridge.

Both drivers ignored ‘road closed’ signs.

Acting Executive Director of Central and Northern Regions, Brett Belstead said actions like this were extremely dangerous.
“People are gambling with their lives when attempting to negotiate a road closed due to flooding,” Mr Belstead said.
“There is also the potential for prosecution if caught and financial liability for any damage their vehicle causes to the road as a result.”
Mr Belstead said the warning extended to road users throughout the State as the tropical low was expected to continue tracking southward  bringing rain and flooding to much of the Mid-West and Wheatbelt regions in coming days.

Heavy rain is also expected to reach the Perth metropolitan area by late tomorrow and road users are urged to take caution.

Road closures are in place on parts of the network in the Kimberley and Pilbara.

For up to date information on all road closures please visit our new Travel Map at https://travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au/

Modified: 17 Jan 2018