13 December 2019

Kings Highway and Araluen Road reopened

| Ian Campbell
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The Kings Highway has been reopened between Nelligen and Braidwood. Photo: Michael Weaver, Region Media.

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.

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.”

For more information, monitor the Live Traffic website or follow @LiveTrafficNSW on Twitter.

Original Article published by Dominic Giannini on the RiotACT.

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Graham ANDERSON9:20 am 16 Dec 19

I am so proud of and want to thank all fire fighters and others involved in this activity for their incredible effort under such tough conditions. The term hero is often misused but it definitely belongs to you.
Thank you.

Debra Dodson6:28 am 14 Dec 19

I am so happy for everyone in the region the Kings Highway is a vital link for us all!!! I live in Canberra and I can now go see my Mum who is in Moruya Hospital who I have been so worried about. Thank you to all who worked so hard to reopen the Highway!!! I just want to give you all a huge Hug and say thank you from the bottom of my Heart

So pleased that I can return home tomorrow! Thank you to volunteers and other workers for all the hard work in difficult circumstances. So sorry for all those who have experienced loss due to the bushfires. Let’s all be vigilant about not engaging in activities that could cause more fires, and please, please rain!

it’s about bloody time

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