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Highway Section Reopened

Highway Section Reopened

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Safety assessments have allowed some of the closed Princes Highway to re-open.

From the Department of Transport

Following safety assessments, the Princes Highway has been re-opened to all traffic between Orbost and Sydenham Inlet Road at Cabbage Tree Creek.

The stretch from Cabbage Tree Creek to Cann River remains closed with Level C access.

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Level C authorised access means local residents, business owners and relief, recovery and supply services are allowed to travel on the Princes Highway. Vehicles may be required to pass through traffic management points and show proof of residence.

The road between Cabbage Tree Creek and Cann River will be open between 8am to 8pm each day in both directions, subject to weather conditions with a reduced speed limit of 60km/h.

The Princes Highway is not open to general traffic beyond Cabbage Tree Creek at this time. Motorists travelling between Melbourne and New South Wales are advised to use the Hume Freeway instead.

Work continues to remove tens of thousands of burnt trees that pose a significant safety risk to our crews, the community, and those in passing vehicles.

Motorists are advised to allow for delays of around half an hour with heavy machinery being used in the area. With severe weather expected today and tomorrow, the roads will be continually assessed and may close at short notice.

We urge people to drive carefully through bushfire affected areas and to follow the directions of emergency services at all times as conditions can change quickly.

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