UNSAFE: Debris continues to fall across the Cunningham Highway.
UNSAFE: Debris continues to fall across the Cunningham Highway.

Gap traffic grinds to halt as closure continues

THE Cunninghams Gap closure is expected to continue into next week, according to the Department of Main Roads and Transport.

Residents of the surrounding areas, including Maryvale, were contacted to inform them of the ongoing risk to motorists.

Large, smouldering trees continue to fall onto the highway, according to TMR.

The stretches from Lake Moogerah Rd to the Top of the Gap, with reduced speed signage on nearby roads.

Fire crews from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service have taken over from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service.

According to QFES coordinator for the southeast Mark Stuart this occurs when the fire threat is downgraded.

“When the fire gets to a certain level they call us for assistance, and when it scales back down they go back to managing it,” Mr Stuart said.

“We haven’t had anyone on the ground for the last two days.”

A park alert remains for the Main Range National Park.



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