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Bells Line of Road remains closed, engineers carrying out damage assessments | Lithgow Mercury



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Although it has been confirmed the Bells Line of Road was not damaged beyond repair it looks likely the major thoroughfare could remain closed for months due to the sheer magnitude of even assessing the destruction, let alone fixing it. The road has been closed between Bell and Berambing – approximately 25 kilometres – since March 21 after torrential rainfalls caused multiple landslides around the Mount Tomah region, which impacted the road and the mountain’s stability too. The road’s closure contributed to incredibly delays over the Easter long weekend as the alternative route, the Great Western Highway, descended into chaos with traffic, at times, backed up for kilometres across the Blue Mountains. But work has…

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