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Mile Hill Road now open to traffic

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises motorists and the general public that Mile Hill Road in Tantanoola has reopened to traffic following essential clearance work.
While the threat posed by the bushfire fire near Tantanoola and Glencoe in the Lower South East has reduced, public safety remains an absolute priority and CFS advises that there may still be smoke in the area which could reduce visibility.
The public are advised to take care over the next few days.
It is likely that there will remain dangers posed by unstable trees and other hazards for some time. Please take care when travelling through the area.
The Department acknowledges the outstanding efforts of the many CFS volunteers and emergency services personnel who responded to the bushfire and worked tirelessly to keep the people of Glencoe and Tantanoola safe.
The people of South Australia also owe a debt of thanks to fire fighters, including those from Victoria and New South Wales, who provided invaluable assistance in dealing with the fire in this region.
For more information about emergency road closures visit http://www.police.sa.gov.au/your-safety/road-safety/road-closures.

Source:-Statement from the DPTI

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Roads reopened at Tantanoola



Police have reopened all but one road in the State’s south east following a bushfire at Tantanoola.  Mile Hill Road between the Overland Track and Princes Highway remains closed.

Mile Hill Road remains closed due to dangers of trees falling onto the roadway.

The fire had been burning at Tantanoola and the Glencoe Region near Mile Hill Road and traffic restrictions had been in place since Friday.

Source: SAPOL


CFS Community Meeting at Glencoe – update

Country Fire Service

The CFS have just advised that there will be a Community Information  Meeting at the Glencoe Football Club Rooms Corner of Lake Leake Rd and Kirup Rd  at 11-00 am today (Saturday 3rd Jan)

The public is invited to attend.

CFS wish to advise that the fire in the Tantanoola and Glencoe area has been slowed. Although the immediate threat to public safety has reduced the fire may still threaten your safety. Residents of the Glencoe, Glencoe West, Tantanoola and Burrungle areas will need to remain vigilant as fire conditions may change due to fluctuating weather conditions.

Stay tuned to this radio station on a battery-powered radio for updates.

For information about bushfires, check the CFS website http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au or call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361.