Licola/Dargo - Timber Salvage from High Country fires

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 at 14:21
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Just a word of caution regarding traveling on the Licola Glenmaggie Road, Licola Jamieson Road and to a lesser extent the Dargo Road.

Mountain Ash salvage work has already started in the Licola area to harvest the high value timber (managed by VicForests) that was damaged in the recent fires before it deteriorates.
There is already 20 + truck movements per day and this will probably esculate over the next month or so. Trucks will be operating probaly at least 6 days a week (sometimes 7) and at all times of day.
The salvage work will probably take 2 to 3 years, depending on how quickly the timber deteriorates.

Other fire recovery work (DSE and ParksVic) will also mean an increase in other truck activity (ie lowloaders) on all High Country roads, again these movements could be at all hours on any day of the week.

When traveling in these areas recommend monitering UHF channel 40 (maybe on a handheld whilst keeping the main radio on your club channel)
and taking note of the white post mounted mileage (kilometerage???) markers to keep track of where the trucks are.

The majority of the drivers are local and good operators (both the log trucks and low loader operators). Give them a bit of courtousy and they will do the same to you. (Much prefer to meet one of these trucks up on these roads than the stereotypical "urban cowboy").

Any hassles feel free to PM me.

Peter H
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Reply By: Member - Tim - Stratford (VIC) - Friday, Jan 12, 2007 at 00:21

Friday, Jan 12, 2007 at 00:21

Good warning - and yep, most of the timber guys I've seen working up that way will 'look after you' if you look after them.

The Licola Road was blocked again today at the top of Glenmaggie - apparently the fire around Cheynes bridge flared up again.

Tim - Stratford.
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