Bushfires are burning at Halfway Creek, closing the Pacific Highway in both directions.
Bushfires are burning at Halfway Creek, closing the Pacific Highway in both directions.

Firefighters battling blaze at Wells Crossing

7.16pm: One lane has reopened on the Pacific Highway between Parker Road and Kungala Road at Halfway Creek as emergency services continue to fight a bushfire in the area.

Motorists are taking it in turns to use that lane under alternating (stop/slow) control and are being escorted through the site by police.

Motorists should continue to allow extra travel time and expect delays.

There is still a lot of smoke in the area which is impacting on visibility.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com of phone 132 701.

5.00pm: Light vehicles are now able to divert around the fire scene.

Northbound motorists are diverting at Kungala Road, Orara Way and then Parker Road to then rejoin the highway.

Motorists travelling south are diverting into Parker Road, then Orara Way, Kungala Road and then back to the highway.

Heavy vehicles are advised to delay journeys.

4.50pm: There are delays and diversions in place after a bushfire jumped the Pacific Highway at Halfway Creek.

The highway was closed both directions.

4.20pm: A bushfire has jumped the Pacific Highway near Dinjerra Rd and Parker Rd, according to an RFS spokesman.

The highway is closed in both directions between Parker Rd and Kungala Rd in Halfway Creek.

Motorists are advised to delay their journey because there is no current suitable diversion.

Crews are working to contain it and no houses are in danger at the moment.

3.35pm: THERE have been reports some residents in the Halfway Creek, Wells Crossing area are being told to evacuate due to an out-of-control bushfire which has spread to private properties.

It is believed the fire is currently 100m from the Pacific Hwy but moving towards it.

There have been reports that the highway has been or will shortly be closed between Kungala and Parker Rd with motorists advised to avoid the area.

According to the latest update on the Rural Fire Service website, the area is currently under a Watch and Act order, which means there is a heightened level of threat.

Residents need to start taking action now to protect themselves and family.

If it's an emergency, phone 000.



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