RRV dispatched a response crew and were able to reopen the section of road between Double Bridges and Ensay the next day (Wednesday 19 February). 

Drivers are reminded to take extra caution when driving during storms or heavy rain in bushfire-affected areas and are encouraged to slow down, drive to the conditions and use their headlights.

Bushfire-affected roads are prone to flooding, landslides and debris, because the trees and other vegetation that once served as a natural water catchment are no longer in place.

RRV is dealing with a dramatically altered landscape out east and its priority continues to be working towards reclaiming a safe road network.

Up-to-date road closure information is available on the VicTraffic website and app, to allow the community to plan their journey ahead of time and be aware of any road closures in place.

RRV has worked with the Australian Defence Force, the Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning, Parks Victoria, Victoria Police, VICSES and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces to reopen hundreds of kilometres of fire-impacted roads since fires ravaged parts of Gippsland and north east Victoria earlier this year.

The most up-to-date road closure information is available at the VicTraffic website or via the VicTraffic mobile app.

Roads with fallen trees across them