Passenger Rail

Horse-drawn tram halted due to high winds

High winds affected transport in the Victor Harbor area of South Australia.

THE horse-drawn tram at Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbour, was forced to close on Tuesday, due to strong winds.

In a statement, the Department for Infrastructure and Transport said was due to winds exceeding 100km/h in the 24 hours to late Tuesday morning.

“The Granite Island Causeway at Victor Harbor is closed to all pedestrians and vehicles, including the horse-drawn tram, until further notice,” the Department stated.

“The Department advises the public to be very careful around jetties during strong winds.”

This closure is said to be part of the Department’s Operational Control Procedure, which requires the closure of the causeway to vehicles once winds reach 50km/h and the closure to all users once winds reach 100km/h, to ensure public safety.