Reports of damaged roads across Denmark are coming in hot as strong fronts sweep across the South Coast.
Work to identify and repair damage is expected to extend into the month ahead as the Shire’s limited resources attend to issues as they arise.
Shire of Denmark Director Assets and Sustainable Development David King said the Shire was taking a careful approach to tackling the massive repair job.
“We acknowledge there are some serious safety concerns throughout the Shire resulting from this storm and we are doing our best to address the issues as quickly as possible,” Mr King said.
“Realistically speaking, it is likely to take a month or two to make all of the major hazards safe, simply due to the sheer volume and spread of the issues across our Shire.”
The Shire is looking at a longer process to seek approvals and funding for permanent fixes.
“We know lengthy delays can be frustrating, but we want to assure the community we’re working as quickly as we possibly can, prioritising damage which poses the highest risk to public health and safety, before working through the rest.”
The Shire is urging community members to be cautious of the roads, with limited traffic management in place due to the extent of damage and stretched resources.
“In most cases we have traffic cones and signage in place to delineate damaged areas of road but new issues continue to pop up as water levels change and rain events continue so we encourage community members to report any damage which has not been identified,” Mr King said.
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