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Visitors heading to Far North Queensland for holidays in coming days are being advised to plan ahead when using the roads in the wake of Cyclone Jasper.

Douglas Shire Council acting CEO, Scott Mason said some roads in pocket areas are damaged remain blocked by landslips.

“Landslides north of the Daintree River have created at least 2,500 truckloads of debris which is yet to be cleared from the Shire’s Road network which will take some months to manage,” Mr Mason said.

“We are encouraging tourists and travellers to take extra care when driving in more rural areas and look out for fallen and loose vegetation.”

Sections of the Captain Cook Highway from Cairns to Mossman continue to be cut off but access is available via Mareeba the states “Tropical Fruit Bowl” to reach Port Douglas.

Essential services, including water, are successfully being restored to the majority of the Shire.

“We are providing community support at Recovery Hubs and for people who can’t access them our team is on the phone and online offering advice and support,” Mr Mason said.

For more information and updates on road closures and the recovery effort please visit the Douglas Shire Council website and Facebook page.


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