According to NT News, "The Stuart Highway on the southern side of the Carpentaria Highway intersection has been immediately closed due to damage to the road surface which cannot be repaired in the heavy rain currently falling, work will continue through the night, with periodic closures likely throughout Monday.”
Supplies of fresh food in Top End supermarkets are running low with trucks being held up at road closures but the highway was opened temporarily on Sunday to allow trucks and 4WD vehicles to get through.
Where to find road condition reports for every state & territory
It's a good reminder that at this time of year during the wet season, northern Australia often experiences huge tropical rainfalls and roads can be closed without any notice, even major highways like the Stuart Highway.
Severe weather, road works and other events can result in road closures at any time of year and anywhere in the country so it's always good to do your homework when planning a road trip.
If you're on the road currently or planning to hit the road soon, check the status of the roads you plan to travel on before you go.
To make it easier for you we've compiled a list of each state and territory's government road conditions websites which you can find here.