Monday 26th of March 2012
Early reports according to ABC Far North Queensland radio, are saying the Captain Cook Highway is once again closed from Port Douglas to Cairns. Apparently more boulders/rocks have fallen onto the highway at Buchan’s Point.
What’s another week with limited access to Cairns International Airport for tourists? At the moment what is normally an hours drive to Cairns will take you at least two hours if you decide to go the inland route through Mt Molloy and Mareeba.
However if the current torrential downpour continues the water over the inland road may also soon be closed.
Stay tuned to Port Douglas Radio 107.1 FM for updates.
We would like to advise the following from the Department of Transport and Main Roads:
- The Captain Cook Highway has CLOSED at Buchan’s Point again due to further landslides.
- Call 131940 for further traffic updates.
- Mt. Molloy Highway is open to traffic, however they advise to continue to drive with caution