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21 December 2019 Posted by 


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MOTORISTS are being urged to stay alert to changing traffic conditions while on the road this festive season as bushfires continue to burn across the state.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said it was important motorists put the safety of themselves and their passengers first.
“With the fire danger motorists are urged to avoid all non-essential travel,” Mr Toole said.
“We know a lot of people will be on the roads over the festive season and it’s critical they stay alert to changes in bushfire conditions and potential road closures.
“We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable break with family and friends but it’s important to plan ahead, and if necessary take a different route or delay travel.
“By checking the Live Traffic NSW and the Fires Near Me NSW apps motorists can easily see what roads are being impacted by bushfires before they set off.”
Mr Toole said the Live Traffic NSW app showed what routes fires were affecting, as well as where roadworks were, where incidents had occurred and any future delays that may be caused by major events.
“This app is a quick way to easily check which route is the best and safest route to take,” Mr Toole said.
“While sometimes choosing an alternate route could mean adding some time to the trip, it’s more important to get to your destination safely rather than a few minutes earlier.
“Motorists should also keep in mind that conditions can change quickly and roads can close with little notice, especially in bushfire-affected areas. This means it’s a good idea to keep checking the app when you take a rest break not just before you head off and always follow the direction of authorities.”
For the latest traffic information, download the Live Traffic app or visit
Motorists are also encouraged to visit Rural Fire Service for the latest bushfire information.


Michael Walls
0407 783 413