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Friday, October 23, 2020

Emergency Services

YARRA RANGES: Fatal fire at Lilydale

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following a fatal fire in Lilydale on Sunday morning (Sept. 27). Emergency services were called to a house on Old Gippsland Rd following reports several explosions were heard about 3am. Sadly, a person died at the scene. A crime scene was set up and the circumstances surrounding

URGENT: Water OK in only 26 of 99 affected subrubs

The need to boil drinking water has been lifyed in 26 of the 99 suburbs which have had the water supply affected by chlorinator equipment stirm damage Melbourne Water, South East Water and Yarra Valley Water in consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, are lifting the Boiled Water Advisory Notice issued on

URGENT: Boiled water notice from Yarra Valley Water

Yarra Valley Water has issued a notice this morning (Fri.) for residents of 88 suburbs to boil their water after a chlorinator was put out of action by last night’s storms. Suburbs affected are: Yarra Valley Water’s statement says: “We’ve become aware of a potential water quality issue affecting 88 suburbs due to electrical damage

MURRINDINDI: Emergency crews at Fernshaw

Emergency crews have been at Fernshaw, on the south side of Dom Dom Saddle, attending to a road incident. Emergency Victoria reports on an alert of person/s trapped in a vehicle. Social media reports indicate that a tree may have fallen on a car. There are a number of trees down along the Maroondah Hwy

NILLUMBIK: Friday afternoon road problems

Friday, 4.30pm: Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Rd is closed in both directions between Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd and Research-Warrandyte Rd, due to a serious collision. Motorists should detour through Research, using Research-Warrandyte Rd and Main Rd. We suggest drivers avoid travel through Warrandyte, where possible, due to congestion south of the Yarra River. This closure is under Victoria

YARRA RANGES: Melba Hwy closed at Yarra Glen

The Melba Highway, Yarra Glen is closed to traffic in both directions between Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd and MacIntyre Lane following a truck rollover. Motorists should use the Maroondah Hwy to avoid the closure, and allow extra time for their journey. The scene is under the control of Victoria Police. The Melba Hwy will open when

Fire at Diamond Creek

Emergency units are rushing to a fire reported at Diamond Creek, according to Emergency Victoria. The small fire appears to be near Sawpit Gully, on the Main Hurstbridge Rd, near Sawpit Gully.

Wallan incident: buses used on North-East link

The Department of Transport advises that due to the ongoing incident near Wallan, coaches are currently replacing services on the Seymour, Shepparton and Albury lines until further notice. Passengers should check the V/Line website or app for the most up to date information before they travel. Traffic is expected to be heavier around Southern Cross

Black Spur re-opens

Motorists report that the Maroondah Hwy has now re-opened between Healesville and Narebthong, after an incident earlier this afternoon (Sunday).

Black Spur closed

The Maroondah Highway is closed between Healesville and Narbethong, through the ‘Black Spur’ due to emergency works.  Motorists should avoid the area and use the Melba and Goulburn Valley highways through Yea and Alexandra. This is a significant detour that could add more than an hour to the journey. Drivers should plan ahead to allow

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