New South Wales

Drivers reminded to be patient and safe

Police are reminding drivers of changed traffic conditions and wet weather around the Snowy Mountains region for L’Étape Australia.

L’Étape Australia by Le Tour de France is a cycling event run under professional conditions for amateurs.

More than 3000 cyclists are expected to compete in the event tomorrow (Saturday 2 December 2017), which includes two rides, both starting at the Bullocks Flat Ski Tube Terminal at Crackenback.

The routes travel through the towns of Thredbo, Perisher Valley, Jindabyne, Berridale, Kalkite and Dalgety.

Major road closures include parts of Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Road, Eucumbene Road, Rocky Plains Road, Middlingbank Road, Jindabyne Road, Myack Street, Dalgety Road, Snowy River Way, and Barry Way.

Roads will begin closing at 5.30am and will progressively open throughout the day, with all closures expected to be lifted by 4.30pm.

In the interest of road safety, both pedestrians and motorists need to be aware of their responsibilities and make sure they obey all directions from police and traffic controllers.

With wet weather expected, police are advising all road users to show extra caution and keep their wits about them while on the road.

Monaro Local Area Commander, Superintendent Rod Smith, said the priority for police is public safety.

“Be respectful and courteous to other spectators, race participants, employees, volunteers at the event, police and local communities,” Supt Smith said.

“Obey the direction of police, traffic management crews, and event officials. We will not tolerate any behaviour that deliberately disrupts the event or puts others in danger.

“If there is heavy rain or the roadway is flooded, pull over in a safe place and wait for the flood water to recede or find another way to your destination.”

For more detail about road closures and live traffic reports, refer to the live traffic website: www.livetraffic.com.

Source: NSW Police