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Be advised of the possibility of smoke entering the Monaro over this weekend. This is from the Brindabella National Park to the North and from the South we have also be advised that the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria will be conducting a hazard reduction burn at Bendoc Corner Track, 6km NW Bendo. Northern boundary is Black Allen Line. Size approx. 150ha. ... See MoreSee Less

The Monaro Highway north of Michelago is expected to be closed in both directions for quite some time due to an accident.

If you are not required to travel please delay your departure.
Light vehicles are being directed along Kelly Road.

Updates on road closures to be given when they become available
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The Monaro Highway north of Michelago is expected to be closed in both directions for quite some time due to an accident. 

If you are not required to travel please delay your departure. 
Light vehicles are being directed along Kelly Road. 

Updates on road closures to be given when they become available

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Just an FYI, there's a light up sign board on Johnson drive advising of the road closure, as well as a light up sign board on monaro highway just south of Williamsdale stating that there is traffic stopped ahead. Almost to the border when I went through 1 & 1/2 hours ago. I travelled to cooma via burra rd.

If you’re already stuck in the traffic heading south, go back up to Williamsdale Road, follow that all the way to Burra Road, turn right and then from Burra Road, it comes back onto the highway past the crash..! Parts of it are unsealed rd though... But any car can make it easily. You don’t need 4wd.

Susan Harrison

Mitchell Power

Craig Martin

Austin Hoyle

Ashley Duvall

Nicky Gulliford

Tina Calisto

So can people get through to Canberra ?

Assuming this is a very dangerous grass fire, stay safe Monaro Team Rural Fire Service 👍🏻

For anyone leaving Canberra don’t, there is no warning at all nothing until you see the cars and trucks it’s a bloody disgusting, we should of been stopped at Hume

Primrose Campbell hope this clears up before you guys get there!

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FOR THE INFO OF BORDER RESIDENTS IN THE DELEGATE/CRAIGIE AREA.
HAZARD REDUCTION BURN
DELWP have advised us that they will be undertaking a 1,000Ha hazard reduction burn, approx. 6kms South East of Bendoc. The burn will commence tomorrow (Saturday 27/2/21) and continue for up to 3 days.
Residents in the area can expect to see and smell smoke during this time.
Please feel rest assured that this is a controlled burn being undertaken and there is no cause for alarm if you see fire or smoke.
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Unfortunately, the phone lines at both the Bombala & Cooma Fire Control Centres are currently out.
We understand that the outage is one shared with many other businesses and residences across the Monaro & Snowy Mountains.
Telstra are investigating the issue.
Community members can rest assured that this outage DOES NOT effect our ability to receive 000 calls, or dispatch and manage resources needed for fire incidents.
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Unfortunately, the phone lines at both the Bombala & Cooma Fire Control Centres are currently out.
We understand that the outage is one shared with many other businesses and residences across the Monaro & Snowy Mountains.
Telstra are investigating the issue.
Community members can rest assured that this outage DOES NOT effect our ability to receive 000 calls, or dispatch and manage resources needed for fire incidents.

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Just had a week's outage here too.

Fires can and do start from lightning strikes
• When safe to do so, check your property for possible ignitions soon after the storm has passed
• Take note of the fires location and
• Call 000 immediately to report the fire
• You may need to provide directions to fire fighters when they arrive
• These fires can smoulder for days or even longer before being detected, so you may need to observe the area for possibly weeks
• For more information, contact the Monaro District Fire Control Centre on ph.6455 0455
• Or visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Monaro-Team-Rural-Fire-Service
• For current incidents or major fire updates visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
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Fires can and do start from lightning strikes 
• When safe to do so, check your property for possible ignitions soon after the storm has passed
• Take note of the fires location and
• Call 000 immediately to report the fire
•  You may need to provide directions to fire fighters when they arrive
• These fires can smoulder for days or even longer before being  detected, so you may need to observe the area for possibly weeks
• For more information, contact the Monaro District Fire Control Centre on ph.6455 0455
• Or visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Monaro-Team-Rural-Fire-Service
• For current incidents or major fire updates visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

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High temperatures and stronger winds are again pushing the fire danger rating for Monday 25th Jan to VERY HIGH. All permits are still suspended. Take extreme caution to minimise any chances of ignition.

🏡 Prepare your home
📲 Download the Fires Near Me App on your smart phone and set a watch zone
👪 Prepare your family and know your Bush fire Survival Plan
📲 Report all fires on triple zero (000)
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High temperatures and stronger winds are again pushing the fire danger rating for Monday 25th Jan to VERY HIGH. All permits are still suspended. Take extreme caution to minimise any chances of ignition.

🏡 Prepare your home
📲 Download the Fires Near Me App on your smart phone and set a watch zone
👪 Prepare your family and know your Bush fire Survival Plan
📲 Report all fires on triple zero (000)

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Is there a total fire ban in place for the next few days.

Today marks the one year anniversary of the fatal aircraft accident that claimed the lives of Pilot-in-Command Captain (Lt Col) Ian McBeth, First Officer (Lt Col, Ret) Paul Clyde Hudson and Flight Engineer (SMSgt) Rick DeMorgan Jr.
A moving memorial service was conducted today to honour the sacrifice these brave American Air Crewman made in helping at the Good Good Fire.
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Ashleigh Bowerman

True Heros!!

Truly beautiful...

Elizabeth Janota

VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER TOMORROW 24/01/21

Do not let this happen to you
• How dry is the grass where you are about to carry out hot works?
• Do you have a fire extinguisher with you? You must have a 16L minimum capacity knapsack spray pump filled with water; or 9L minimum capacity liquid fire extinguisher; or 0.9kg minimum capacity dry powder fire extinguisher
• Whilst carrying out hot works we also recommend you have ready access to a farm firefighting unit with ample water to extinguish any fire outbreaks. Have someone as an observer to watch for any sparks entering the dry grass.
• Consider carrying out hot works in early morning, avoid afternoons when the humidity is at its lowest
• Avoid working on hot, dry, windy days
• General-purpose welding, grinding, soldering or gas cutting works or any other work that is likely to generate sparks cannot be carried out in the open on Total Fire Ban days
• Call 000 immediately if you start a fire
• For more information, contact the Monaro District Fire Control Centre on ph.6455 0455
• Or visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Monaro-Team-Rural-Fire-Service
• For current incidents or major fire updates visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
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VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER TOMORROW 24/01/21

Do not let this happen to you
• How dry is the grass where you are about to carry out hot works?
• Do you have a fire extinguisher with you?  You must have a 16L minimum capacity knapsack spray pump filled with water; or 9L minimum capacity liquid fire extinguisher; or 0.9kg minimum capacity dry powder fire extinguisher
• Whilst carrying out hot works we also recommend you have ready access to a farm firefighting unit with ample water to extinguish any fire outbreaks. Have someone as an observer to watch for any sparks entering the dry grass.
• Consider carrying out hot works in early morning, avoid afternoons when the humidity is at its lowest
• Avoid working on hot, dry, windy days
• General-purpose welding, grinding, soldering or gas cutting works or any other work that is likely to generate sparks cannot be carried out in the open on Total Fire Ban days
• Call 000 immediately if you start a fire
• For more information, contact the Monaro District Fire Control Centre on ph.6455 0455
• Or visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Monaro-Team-Rural-Fire-Service
• For current incidents or major fire updates visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

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