The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.
Time of issue: 07:32 AM
Date of issue: 02 May 2019
A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway and Broome Road opposite Roebuck Plains Station and Twelve Mile community in the Shire of Broome
A Smoke Alert has been issued for people in or near the intersection of Broome Road and Great Northern Highway opposite Roebuck Plains Station and Twelve Mile community in the Shire of Broome. Smoke from PRESCRIBED BURNING actvities over the last few days has been carried by prevailing winds through to (TOWN) and surrounding areas. The smoke is expected to clear later today.
WHAT TO DO:
- Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
- Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
- Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
- If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
- If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.
Some roads may be closed.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke. Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, follow DFES on Twitter (www.twitter.com/dfes_wa), Facebook (www.facebook.com/dfeswa), call 13 DFES (13 3337), listen to ABC Local Radio or news bulletins.