Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Bangor bushfire, flooding clean-up continues

Tuesday February 25, 2014 - 14:33 EDT

The clean-up in South Australia's Southern Flinders Ranges and mid-north continues, after the Bangor bushfire and severe flooding more than a week ago.

The Port Germein Road will be closed for some time and black sludge has spread through farmland and creeks.

Mary Ann Young from Primary Industries and Regions South Australia says the downpour pushed black sludge across the agricultural land.

"My observations are that it's perhaps more the run-off that's come and it's laden with ash and debris from the fire," she said.

Meanwhile, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure continues to assess damage to the Port Germein Gorge Road.

The department's assistant regional manager Harold Carn says a dry stone wall was damaged beyond repair and needs to be rebuilt.

"We're looking at alternatives that give us a timely solution, a cost-effective solution and a resilient solution," he said.

He says rumours of a permanent closure to the road are false and repairs should be finished within six months.


- ABC

© ABC 2014

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Thick fog delays flights in Western Australia

13:46 EST

Parts of Western Australia woke under a veil of thick fog this morning, at times crippling transport services.

Fog forces RFDS flight carrying patients to Perth to land on Rottnest Island

11:39 EST

A Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft has been forced to land on Rottnest Island with two patients on board because of the thick fog in Perth.

Frost, fog and freezing temperatures transform Canberra into winter wonderland

09:23 EST

As the mercury plunges Canberrans can be forgiven for wanting to stay indoors, but those brave enough to weather the elements have been greeted by a winter wonderland.