Due to a bushfire burning near the Staircase Range south of Springsure. The Dawson highway will be closed in both directions from 2.30pm today, February 23rd, 2021 to allow back burning to occur. The highway will be reopened when it is safe to do so. For further update please check 13 19 40.
Suggested detour coming from Emerald: Left on toArcturus Road before Springsure. Follow to Orion Ten Chain Road, which comes to the Dawson Highway approx halfway between Springsure and Rolleston. This road is majority bitumen sealed but there are sections of unsealed road, suitable for 2wd and 4wd light vehicles, not suitable for heavy vehicles. Please travel to road conditions.