19 January, 2023
Range road woes continue in wet
SINCE the start of December 2022, there have been roughly 20 incidents on the Kuranda Range Road reported by members of the Kuranda Range Updates Facebook page which included fallen trees, breakdowns, accidents and any other incidents which aren’t typically reported by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
While the department sends out a message whenever the road is blocked in one or both directions due to a crash, other issues such as fallen trees and landslides are often not reported.
A car even caught fire at the top of the range last week with firefighters needing to attend the scene.
The Kuranda Range Updates page was made to keep members of the community up to date on the condition of the road and with the current wet season, more accidents involving vehicles or trees are to be expected.
There have only been two official messages from the department in December announcing the range road was closed however both accidents caused the road to be closed for over an hour.