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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Emergency Services

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

3AM REPORT: Boulders on Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd

3AM TUESDAY: There are reports of boulders on the roadway of Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, between St Andrews and Kinglake. Authorities are said to have notified.

TV: Fire crews in ‘burnover’

Local Paper readers will know that our son-in-law, Paul Bryant (ex-Eildon and ex-Alexandra High School) is a volunteer RFS captain in NSW. He will hate us drawing attention to his own selfless work (and that of his teams), over the past two months. But the community needs the opportunity to applaud and salute these incredible

Face masks distributed at Bonnie Doon

Bonnie Doon Fire Brigade advises that P2 face masks have been distributed in at the Community Centre, Metro Service Station, Bonnie Doon Post Office and also at Oasis. Anyone with asthma or feeling the effects of the smoke in the district are welcome to pick up some masks at these points.

Bushfire emotional impacts concern Red Cross

Red Cross is urging everyone to be aware of the psychological and emotional impacts of this summer’s unprecedented bushfires, which have reached beyond the fire front to impact the lives of all Australians. “Immediately after a disaster, people may experience a range of thoughts and emotions, like numbness, fear, anger, helplessness and frustration. These are

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