Paper deliveries expected after six-day trek

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The Great Northern Highway (Port Hedland to Broome) suffered major damage and flooding from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Veronica. This picture was taken near De Grey River Bridge.
Camera IconThe Great Northern Highway (Port Hedland to Broome) suffered major damage and flooding from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Veronica. This picture was taken near De Grey River Bridge. Credit: Main Roads

Road closures caused by Ex-tropical cyclone Veronica may have made it a six-day mission, but two regional papers are finally expected to hit doorsteps this weekend.

The North West Telegraph and Broome Advertiser will be trucked from Karratha to Port Hedland via Nanutarra Road and the Great Northern Highway today, which includes a 200km stretch of unsealed road.

The North West Coastal Highway remains closed between Roebourne and Hedland because of major flooding and road damage.

The NWT is expected to be distributed by Sunday.

The BA papers will be transferred to another truck, which would then travel 600km from Port Hedland to Broome on the Great Northern Highway, now reopened with extreme caution.

It is expected to be distributed before start of business on Monday.

Seven West Media North West regional manager Mark Hinch apologised for the inconvenience and commended those involved.

“The efforts involved from a few people to ensure the weekly local read is delivered has been remarkable and frustrating at the same time,” he said.

“Information about road closures is very basic and trying to find out when they are likely to reopen almost impossible.”

Digital editions for both papers can be found at the below links.

North West Telegraph: digitaledition.smedia.com.au/telegraph/

Broome Advertiser: digitaledition.smedia.com.au/broome-advertiser/

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