Queen Street closed: Milk factory roofing could fly off [VIDEO]
 Baw Baw News   By // 16:26, Friday 7 September 2012

Blowin’ in the wind: Workers close Queen Street in case roofing from the former Milk Factory (background) flies onto the road. Photo: William Kulich.

A HIGH risk of wind ripping loose roofing and other debris from the former Petersville Milk Factory on Queen Street has seen the road closed until Monday.

Update: Queen Street reopened after Milk Factory declared safe


The closure is between Mason and Gladstone Streets, where the former “Bonlac” site faces the road.

An emergency order was placed on the site due to extreme weather conditions.

The Baw Baw Shire Council says the site owner “was given an opportunity to comply with the conditions of the order”, but continuing strong winds made work impossible.

Access to Gladstone Street is available via Albert Street.


The closure was originally planned between Mason and Normanby streets.

A building assessment is planned for Monday.

VIDEO: Wind damage at Petersville Milk Factory


More on the wild weather:

Businesses write off weekend after Queen Street closure

Optus apologises for service outages; blames damaging winds

Warragul area hit hardest by damaging winds in Gippsland; more to come


More on the Petersville Milk Factory:

Warragul: A town cut in two

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