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Event How was Ya trip home on Sunday Arvo

Discussion in 'Hotham & Dinner Plain' started by stansi, Jul 15, 2019 at 1:04 AM.

  1. stansi

    stansi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Two and a half hours longer than usual.
    Hotham, (chains off at Dinner Plain) Omeo, (back into 4wd for about ten km. of snow over Mount Wills) Mitta Mitta, Beechworth, and back on track at Tarrawingee.
    Bit of extra fuel at Glenrowan.
     
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    stansi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or were You on the way up from Harrietville?
     
  3. RTL

    RTL Hard Yards

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    Had to get back to Porepunkah.Big drive via Omeo, Mitta Mitta and Yackandandah.Wish I had time to check out Mt Wills
     
  4. snowr

    snowr First Runs

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    Loved it (mostly)! always wanted to drive in those conditions.

    We were apparently one of the last to get out before the road closed - too bad had to leave a mate behind due to a broken chain

    I had to stop once as I could not see anything, but the traffic management pulled up and asked to keep moving and so I did :) - did not want to cause troubles for others




    Here's a pic - this was relatively good visibility
     
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  5. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Why was the gar shut sth of omeo?
     
  6. stansi

    stansi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    ^^^^
    Not shut sth. of Omeo.
    I live north.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL conclusions
     
  8. Xplora

    Xplora One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    It would not have been worth the stop. We went up for a look but it was still a bit thin. Ice under the top layer. I suspect the rain in the last system got to it badly.
    I called in the road report to our local Police and then he followed up with a call in the afternoon to say the GAR was closed to Harrietville and Hotham were intending to send people our way. It seems the message got through OK but Vic Roads did not put a warning on the Omeo Hwy. Hope people made it through safe. I tried to get up in 2wd but couldn't make it on the steeper bits. 4wd was no problem. My report was 2wd to fit chains but 4wd (AWD) even with highway tyres would be OK. There aren't any warning signs for people at Glen Wills so they have to rely on best judgement. Bugger for those who had to return chains to Harrietville and dropped them off in Omeo instead. That would be another 120km return to Omeo to get them.
     
  9. Timmossy

    Timmossy One of Us

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    Saw somebody msg on the RMB Facebook page that they drove back to Bright via Omeo and then Melbourne!!!