Western Australia cut off from rest of Australia https://thewest.com.au/news/kalgoorlie-miner/wa-to-be-completely-cut-off-from-rest-of-australia-tonight-as-fires-floods-close-all-roads-in-ng-b881426263z This will affect more than 2 million people’s access to food and goods
@ben_hr Not if we give the state to Indonesia.
@ben_hr the article didn’t say anything about the Trans-Australian Railway, that runs much further north than the Eyre Highway does and to my understanding is still very much open - and carries a lot more freight than the trucks do!
@ThermiteBeGiants maybe for extractive industries. Food supplies eschew rail afaik.
@ben_hr the majority of the non-bulk intermodal freight task on the east-west corridor is handled by rail, including a lot of cold chain loading.
@ThermiteBeGiants good to know
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