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Major Landslides On Great Ocean Road

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The geotechnical specialists are saying it's not a matter of if this piece of dirt slides, it's a matter of when it does, so it's imminent that it will happen," he said."Whether that's tonight, next week, next year, not sure — it's very hard to tell.
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Is Deans Creek over the Highway?
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good thing i didn't go today
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This is just awful. Fires in summer now this xx
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I imagine the fires burnt the vegetation that held the soil back
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There's over 100 landslides, some of them are very small, but some of them would be the size of a household garage.
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Deputy incident controller Peter Baker said recent heavy rain had caused extensive landslides between Lorne and Apollo Bay. I hope the people are getting the warnings before it is too late.
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Eighty-two landslides, of varying sizes, were recorded above the Great Ocean Road between Skenes Creek and Eastern View after the deluge. More than 40 occurred below the road.
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If the rains keep coming I am afraid this road will be no more. I pray everything works out for the people.
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There is local access from Skenes Creek to Wye River, but no trucks or buses are permitted access. Motorists can access Lorne via Deans Marsh-Lorne Road, and Princes Highway is another alternative route.
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"The geotechnical specialists are saying it's not a matter of if this piece of dirt slides, it's a matter of when it does, so it's imminent that it will happen," he said.

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"The geotechnical specialists are saying it's not a matter of if this piece of dirt slides, it's a matter of when it does, so it's imminent that it will happen," he said.

With the technology we have if they know it is coming they cannot stop it? I guess this is another show of force by mother nature, proving who is supreme once again.
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I think they are trying to hide that removing vegetation from this area may have caused much of this to happen.
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Current Situation - Great Ocean Road Skenes Creek to Fairhaven
Since September 14, the Great Ocean Road has been closed in sections from Fairhaven to Skenes Creek due to roadway blockages and substructure damage from Landslides. The current number of landslides to date now include 80+ above the road and 40+ landslides below the road.
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