Dozens of travellers stranded on remote Oodnadatta Track in outback Australia

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Dozens of travellers have been left stranded in South Australia's far north due to a recent downpour in the region making it impossible for vehicles to leave.

Caravans and vehicles on the remote Oodnadatta Track are at a standstill with muddy tracks bogging holidaymakers on the remote road.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecasting more heavy rain and thunderstorms for Friday has forced the roads shut with worries they could be stranded for even longer and soon run out of supplies.

Many travellers are stranded in the area. Source: Facebook
Many travellers are stranded in the area. Source: Facebook

Stranded travellers running out of supplies

William Creek publican Trevor Wright told the ABC some caravans have been left on the side of the road for three days now.

Supplies are also beginning to run out, with Mr Wright saying trucks could not reach the town to deliver essential supplies due to road closures, and planes were unable to fly through because of low cloud cover.

"We're nearly out of gas bottles for heating, so they could be having some cold showers relatively soon," he told the publication.

"We're looking at where we are with food."

In photos posted by the William Creek Hotel, the area is drenched. Source: Facebook
In photos posted by the William Creek Hotel, the area is drenched. Source: Facebook

A severe weather warning for heavy rain was issued on Tuesday morning for people in the Flinders, and parts of the Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Mid North, North West Pastoral district and North East Pastoral district.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday morning from the William Creek Hotel, they said 32 mm of rain had been recorded so far.

"A little bit wet would be an understatement," the caption read, alongside several photos showing the area inundated with water and mud.

The Oodnadatta Track is a popular track that runs for 620 kilometres, starting at Marree in South Australia travelling through the tiny town of Oodnadatta before looping back to the Stuart Highway at Marla.

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