Planned burns bring smoke to Baw Baw
Baw Baw News
By William PJ Kulich // 00:03, Thursday 7 March 2013
THE Department of Sustainability and Environment has advised Baw Baw residents that smoke from planned burning activities may disrupt traffic in some areas.
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Regeneration burns have been lit north of Noojee and around Aberfeldy, Erica, Powelltown, Neerim South, Willow Grove, Warragul and the Latrobe Valley.
Motorists have been advised that travel by road may be hazardous due to low visibility from smoke and signs may be in place to slow traffic in some areas.
The DSE said access to walking tracks, car parks, camping grounds and picnic sites in areas close to or in burn areas may be restricted.
The department explained that more planned burns were taking place to reduce bushfire risk.
More information about the planned burns can be obtained from www.dse.vic.gov.au/burns, or by calling the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667.
Deaf of speech impaired people can call through the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
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