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Megalong Road closed after heavy rainfall causes landslide

By Blue Mountains City Council
Posted: 8 Apr 2024
Heavy rain caused a landslide on Megalong Road
Megalong Road is closed due to a landslide which Friday night, approximately 600 metres south of Shipley Road.

There is currently no vehicle or pedestrian access to the Megalong Valley and Blue Mountains City Council is urging people to avoid the area.

Council is currently undertaking an engineering assessment of the site, and is meeting with key agencies, including SES and police, to discuss how to support the community.

Blue Mountains Mayor, Mark Greenhill said, “Our thoughts are with the residents in the Megalong Valley. They are an amazing, tight knit community who will stand together, they are uppermost in my thoughts at this time.

“Together with other agencies, we are responding to this incident and will be doing everything we can to support those affected.”

Council is also assessing broader damage across the City following the severe weather event.

 
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