MAYOR Tom Gilmore is praising Council staff for their swift action after rain caused significant damage to a rural road in Julatten.
A heavy downpour last Wednesday night caused residents to be stranded after a section of Black Mountain Road was washed away. Council assessed the damage 4km from Euluma Creek Road intersection on Thursday morning and moved swiftly to carry out emergent works to repair the damage.
Mayor Tom Gilmore said staff worked in very adverse conditions to make repairs to reopen the road.
“The recent failure of a major culvert on Black Mountain Road and the speed with which the road was reopened once again demonstrates the commitment of Mareeba Shire staff to ensure community safety and the amenity of the more remote locations of our Shire,” Cr Gilmore said.
“Once Council was alerted of the damage, staff moved quickly to secure the area and made significant repairs so the road could be re-opened the next day, which in my view is a remarkable effort and I extend my appreciation to all involved for their dedication and efforts.”
While the road is open, motorists are urged to proceed with caution.