With recent flooding having affected (and continuing to affect) many parts of the east states of the country, many roads have been damaged (or even closed) as a result.
In particular, we have been notified by Bethanga that the Murray River Road (which runs from Bellbridge to the Granya turn off, and beyond to Walwa) is badly deteriorated in places, and also the Riverina Highway to Albury, near the Lake Hume Resort.
Please take care when riding to and around Bethanga this month for our annual Rally, particularly when riding through low-lying areas, and along roads that run close to or beside rivers, lakes, and other waterways.
Be wary of flood debris that may be present on roads, and also speed restrictions (or even road closures/detours) that may exist on your chosen route to Bethanga.
We recommend that members check the VicTraffic website (or other state equivalent, if applicable) before leaving home, to check for any road warnings, closures, or detours.
For those riding up from the eastern and south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, please note that MacIntyre Lane, Yering, and Melba Highway from there to Yarra Glen is currently closed. Two other sections of Melba Highway, north of Glenburn, are damaged and speed limits of 40 km/h and 80 km/h exist in those places.