Transport for NSW is continuing to work closely with the freight industry to ensure essential supplies can reach Batemans Bay and surrounding areas amid the continuing bushfires.
Regional Director Southern Region, Sam Knight, said Transport for NSW had worked with emergency services to allow a convoy of vehicles through the closed section of the Princes Highway north of Batemans Bay this morning.
“The 12 vehicle convoy, which travelled under Police escort, carried heavy machinery required for urgent fire containment work in the Milton area as well as four un-laden fuel tankers travelling to Kurnell for fuel to be used by the Rural Fire Service,” Ms Knight said.
“While the Princes Highway remains closed north of Batemans Bay, it is of the upmost importance that these firefighting resources can get to where they are needed.
“The convoy saved these vehicles more than three hours of travel time which is vital to assisting emergency services in their ongoing firefighting efforts.”
Ms Knight said engineers had carried out inspections and were continuing their efforts in addressing the fire damage to the road network.
“We hope to have more information about re-opening this section of road in coming days depending on the ongoing bush fire situation.”
Motorists should continue to exercise caution, and follow the directions of emergency services and traffic crews.
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