Empress Canyon -- Temporary closure

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Empress Canyon -- Temporary closure

Post by T2 » 19 Nov 2018, 13:43

Empress Canyon (Valley of the Waters) will be temporarily closed this Thursday, 22 November 2018, to allow materials to be flown in by helicopter to repair walking tracks. This closure is in addition to the ongoing closure of National Pass / Wentworth Pass.

Note that the closure may get pushed back if poor weather (high winds / low visibility) delay the helicopter operations. Also note that, if this is anything like the upgrades near Grand Canyon a couple years back, there are likely to be future temporary closures. I will update this post with dates for future closures as they are announced.
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Re: Empress Canyon -- Temporary closure

Post by T2 » 21 Nov 2018, 14:01

National Parks have just announced that this temporary closure has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions.

New dates for the closure have not been announced, but December 6 and 14 have are anticipated possible dates.

I will post news as it comes, but be aware that these helicopter operations are extremely weather dependent, so the dates can change around.

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Re: Empress Canyon -- Temporary closure

Post by T2 » 03 Dec 2018, 11:37

National Parks have issued a temporary closure notification for Empress Canyon and Valley of the Waters for this Friday, 7 December 2018.

Be aware that this date may change if adverse weather (wind, rain, etc) prevents helicopter operations.

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Re: Empress Canyon -- Temporary closure

Post by T2 » 07 Dec 2018, 10:58

Postponed again...

National Parks have had to cancel today’s helicopter operation due to local weather conditions at Wentworth Falls. They will advise a new date as soon as possible. Empress Canyon and Valley of the Waters have re-opened.

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