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Kings Highway closed at Pooh Corner following massive landslide

By johnboy - 20 April 2012 58

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The NSW RTA is showing the Kings Highway closed at Pooh Corner in both directions due to a landslide.

They advise taking the Illawarra or Snowy Mountains Highways as alternative if you’re heading to the coast this weekend.

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UPDATE: 20/04/12 14:07: The Bay Post reports the road will be closed for some time:

Both lanes of the Kings Highway are completely blocked with rubble and trees after a huge landslide on the Clyde Mountain.
Police are advising only Nelligen residents should use the Kings Highway as it is expected the highway will be closed for some time.

It is believed the cliff landslide occurred at about 1.30pm this afternoon, about 400m west of Pooh Bear corner.

It is not known at this stage if anyone is injured or any vehicles are trapped amongst the rubble, but police have inspected the site and say there are no obvious signs anyone is trapped.

[Photo posted to Facebook by Douglas J Robinson]

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Kings Highway closed at Pooh Corner following massive landslide
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Dilandach 1:59 pm
20 Apr 12
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oh d-d-d-dear.

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johnboy 2:15 pm
20 Apr 12
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floods, earthquakes, fog, now cut off from The Bay.

Surely the zombie apocalypse is next?

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johnboy 2:20 pm
20 Apr 12
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p1 2:22 pm
20 Apr 12
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Going through Nerriga only adds 30km to a trip to Ulladulla (considerably more to the Bay though….

The Very Serious Issue™ that you haven’t addressed though JB, is – Did Pooh Bears Cave survive the landslip??!!

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trevar 2:32 pm
20 Apr 12
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Queensland had a landslide recently too, but they didn’t shut it down…

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SnapperJack 2:38 pm
20 Apr 12
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Gee, the NSW RMS is now officially calling the area Pooh Bear’s Corner.

I always thought that was just a nickname used by holidaying public servants from Canberra.

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xperfect_darkx 3:07 pm
20 Apr 12
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littlevixen 3:08 pm
20 Apr 12
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i have a photo of the landslide but not sure how to post it?

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johnboy 3:16 pm
20 Apr 12
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EvanJames 3:18 pm
20 Apr 12
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Is Brown Mountain still closed? RTA thing seems to suggest it isn’t. The crazed Canberra drivers will NOT like the Nerriga Route, I think part of it still has (gasp) DIRT! And everyone knows, these days you can’t drive on DIRT unless you have a 4WD.

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bitzermaloney 3:21 pm
20 Apr 12
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With the Brown Mountain pass also closed isn’t it about time the NSW grubbymint think about at least ONE reliable highway down the mountain?

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johnboy 3:21 pm
20 Apr 12
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brown mountain is open again, but not sure you’d trust it until things dry out a bit.

Nerriga Road has 18km unsealed still. In these conditions I’d not recommend it to the inexperienced.

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Gungahlin Al 3:21 pm
20 Apr 12
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johnboy said :

floods, earthquakes, fog, now cut off from The Bay.

Surely the zombie apocalypse is next?

Connect the dots – this WAS the earthquake. You all thought you got off scott-free, but now your beach weekend is tantalisingly out of reach. It’s God’s way of punishing us all for turning out in such huge numbers to see that pagan Richard Dawkins.

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EvanJames 3:23 pm
20 Apr 12
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johnboy said :

Nerriga Road has 18km unsealed still. In these conditions I’d not recommend it to the inexperienced.

This should be good. Might be worth grabbing a deck chair and esky and heading off to watch the fun!

I was overtaken by a local in an Excel on the dirt bit many years ago, he was absolutely caning along. I was impressed.

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EvanJames 3:24 pm
20 Apr 12
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Gungahlin Al said :

johnboy said :

floods, earthquakes, fog, now cut off from The Bay.

Surely the zombie apocalypse is next?

Connect the dots – this WAS the earthquake. You all thought you got off scott-free, but now your beach weekend is tantalisingly out of reach. It’s God’s way of punishing us all for turning out in such huge numbers to see that pagan Richard Dawkins.

It’s most likely the last Indian Summer warm weekend, too. Anzac day sees the colder air arrive, bringing us to more seasonably-appropriate temperatures.

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