NW port evacuates as cyclone warning rises to blue

Staff reportersNorth West Telegraph
Picture: Port Hedland Port Authority
Camera IconPicture: Port Hedland Port Authority Credit: North West Telegraph

The Pilbara Ports Authority has started to evacuate the inner and outer anchorages at the Port of Port Hedland.

The evacuation comes as a tropical low, 315km from Port Hedland, continues to track toward the Pilbara coast in a southerly direction at six knots.

The evacuation of vessels at both anchorages is expected to be complete by noon.

The Port of Dampier is expected to begin evacuating vessels from the outer anchorage from 6pm tonight. The Port of Ashburton remains open, however, the PPA says it will continue to monitor weather conditions.

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