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Sussex Inlet, Bendalong and Lake Conjola 2.1.20 -Valid at 9.30 am
NSW Police and NSW RFS will conduct an escort out of Lake Conjola, Bendalong and Sussex Inlet villages today. This controlled egress will be conducted in blocks of 20 -50 vehicles under the supervision of NSW Police. Emergencies services are calling for motorists to be patient during this process. Changed traffic conditions will apply including reduced speed limits. The highway may also be impacted by smoke, please be patient and travel to the conditions. Road conditions...
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Update Emergency Operations Centre and Regional Emergency Operations Centre
The Emergency Operations Centre is working closely with the RFS to support our community, following yesterdays significant fire event and the ongoing fire impact of the Currowan Fire. All agencies currently have assessment teams on the ground and are working hard to restore power, communications and access for our community. Teams are currently assessing the impacts of the fire on homes and communities. Police There are significant resources that have been deployed to support th...
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Local Road Closure Update - 1 January 2020
Northern Shoalhaven  Hawken Rd at Pine Forest Rd  Albatross Road from Flinders Rd to the south  Turpentine Road Braidwood Road (Main Rd 92)  Deans Gap Road at Yawal Road  Yawal Rd to Longreach Rd to the West  Wandean Road  Blackbutt Range Road  Southern Shoalhaven  Clyde Ridge Road at Woodburn Road  Bendalong Rd at the Princes Highway The Wool Rd at the Princes Highway Lake Conjola Rd at the Princes Highway ...
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Fire Impacts Water Quality Rivers and Beaches
Shoalhaven City Council is advising the community located between Sussex Inlet and Lake Tabourie that due to power outages during the Currowan fire potential overflows of sewerage have occurred. These may have impacted a number of waterways and beaches in this area. As a precaution the community are advised to avoid swimming and fishing in these localities. It is also recommended to keep pets out of the water. Council will continue to provide updates as these are known once assessments on ...
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EOC Update -Currowan and Comberton Fires  Reconsider Your Travel Plans
With deteriorating conditions expected over the next few days, visitors are being urged by the Emergency Operations Centre and the RFS Incident Controller, to reconsider their travel plans to the Shoalhaven. Shoalhaven LEOCON Ray Stynes and Incident Controller Superintendent Mark Williams said “Our message to visitors is that if you don’t need to be here, then we are encouraging you to reconsider your travel plans.” “The population of Shoalhaven increa...
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EOC Update - Police Enforcing Highway Speed Limits
Police are reminding the community and visitors that the Princes Highway is currently operating at a speed limit of 80km from north of Jervis Bay Road to Warra Warra Rd.   It is important for those travelling on the highway to obey the speed limits and follow the directions of Police and Transport NSW. The speed limit has been enforced for safety purposes and to support our emergency services during this bushfire situation. Shoalhaven LEOCON Ray Stynes said “We have seen nume...
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Cleaning Residential Solar Panels Under Water Restrictions
Shoalhaven City Council is currently under Level 1 Water Restrictions with residents being encouraged to make every drop count. Under the restrictions the hosing down of hard surfaces is banned and an individual can receive a penalty notice.  However, considering the current situation with the fires Shoalhaven Water is temporarily relaxing this requirement to permit pressure washing of solar panels to ensure they remain operational. Acting Director of Shoalhaven Water Robert Horner no...
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Road Closures and Evac Centres Update
22 December 2019, 5.45pm SHOALHAVEN EVACUATION CENTRES CLOSED Evacuation Centres at Bomaderry Bowling Club, St Georges Basin Country Club and Ulladulla Civic Centre have been stood down as of 5.00pm 22 December. Current accommodation for displaced residents remains in place in formal accommodation facilities. The large animal evacuation centres at Milton and Nowra Showgrounds are still open and available for self-care. For anyone self-relocating and requiring assistance, please ca...
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Road Closures - Fire Update
21 December 2019, 3.30pm UPDATE 3.05PM: TOMERONG TO YATTE YATTAH Princes Highway between The Wool Rd and Lake Conjola Entrance Road, Lake Conjola UPDATE 2.32PM: Princes Highway is closed from Lake Conjola Rd through to Bewong. Bendalong Rd is closed. Sussex Inlet Rd is closed. Please heed emergency service directions. Fire Update Tianjara Fire 21 December 2019, 1.30pm The Princes Highway is closed from Bendalong Rd North through to Bewong. This includes the closure of roads that conne...
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Fire Update Tianjara Fire
21 December 2019, 1.30pm The Princes Highway is closed from Bendalong Rd North through to Bewong. This includes the closure of roads that connect with the highway, including Sussex Inlet Rd. This closure is due to the potential spotting of the fire ahead of the fire front and the ability to respond should this occur. Bendalong Rd remains open to traffic to move in an out of Bendalong however only for movement in a southerly direction (towards Ulladulla). Turpentine Rd is also closed....
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