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Council crews continue Shire cleanup

7 July, 2011Posted in: Other
 

Wingecarribee Shire Council work crews and support staff have worked through a second night of wild weather removing fallen trees and clearing debris across the Shire.

Whilst several local roads including Penrose Road and Myra Vale Road were cleared yesterday evening, the following are still affected by storm damage and subsequently remain closed until further notice.

  • Belmore Falls Road, Robertson
  • Sullivan Street, Burradoo
  • Diamond Fields Road, Mittagong
  • Duke Street, Mittagong
  • Mount Road, Bowral
  • Old Bowral Road (between Cavendish and Lyell Street), Bowral
  • McGraths Road, Burrawang
  • Carlton Street, Willow Vale
  • Duke Street, Burrawang
  • Earl Street, Mittagong
  • Tourist Road, Kangaloon

Both Macquarie and Jamberoo Passes also remain closed.

Residents and motorists are reminded to travel with extreme caution as unstable trees and branches continue to fall across the region.

Wingecarribee Shire Council General Manager, Jason Gordon said Council crews would remain on duty cleaning up the Shire.

“Our staff have been working around the clock helping residents clean up after the ongoing windstorm.

“To date we have attended to in excess of 150 fallen trees.

“However, there have been some instances where we have had to pull staff from the field where it has been too dangerous for them to continue.

“In these instances they will return to the job as soon as it is safe for them to do so,” Mr Gordon said.

Council will continue to work closely with its partners restoring services as soon as possible.

Residents wanting to report fallen powerlines or power outages must call Endeavour Energy on 131 003.

For damage to your property or emergency assistance call the State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500.

For fallen trees on Council property or local roads contact Wingecarribee Shire Council on 4868 0888.

To find out about road closures across the Shire view the Roads and Traffic Authority live traffic reports at: www.rta.nsw.gov.au or phone 132 701.