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As you travel on our roads in coming days, please spare a thought for the workers clearing access so we can reach our homes and places of work.

It’s hard yakka – dangerous, difficult work.

On Friday, they’ll be tackling one of the most complex and challenging clearing jobs on top of Noah’s Range. The longer this landslip and tonnes of debris sit on the road the greater the risk it could sheer and collapse.

To successfully complete this tricky operation we need your help, and understanding, and Mother Nature on our side!

After an inspection from a geo tech engineer today, the decision has been made to use a long arm excavator to start clearing the 56 metre high landslip. Work will begin tomorrow clearing trees.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week the road south of Cape Tribulation will be closed from 7.30am to 4.30pm to get as much work done as possible.

We know this is an inconvenience and we hope by opening the Noah Creek Bridge early Friday morning residents may choose to leave before the road closure.

This is our best chance of working against the clock and predicted rainfall to get the job done.

Please bear with us. Better still support us and hope, like we are, that bad weather doesn’t disrupt our plans to clear this critical road as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience. Please plan ahead and look for updates on Council’s Facebook, disaster dashboard and website.

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