The Kings Highway between Nelligen and Braidwood has reopened this afternoon after being closed for almost a week.
Volunteers from the State Emergency Service and Rural Fire Service as well as NSW Forestry Corporation and Transport for NSW have been working day and night to clear trees and rocks damaged by the Currowan Fire burning north of Batemans Bay.
Various sections of the Kings Highway have also been closed since the North Black Range Palerang fire a fortnight ago.
NELLIGEN TO BRAIDWOOD: The Kings Hwy is OPEN after being closed due to bush fires, back burning and a clean up operation. Araluen Rd has also reopened.
— Live Traffic NSW (@LiveTrafficNSW) December 13, 2019
Back burning operations also forced the closure of the key link road between the coast and the capital.
Araluen Road has also been reopened.
Eurobodalla Shire Council is asking “locals to tell out of town mates the coast is as beautiful as ever” and “shout out to Canberrans to come on down.”
Original Article published by Dominic Giannini on the RiotACT.