Roads around Denmark damaged from weeks of wild weather

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Mount Shadforth Road.
Camera IconMount Shadforth Road. Credit: Shire of Denmark

Reports of damage to roads and infrastructure in Denmark are growing as the effects of last month’s storm and ongoing wet weather become clear.

Mount Shadforth Road and McLeod Road are some of the more popular stretches hit with significant damage to spots on the Heritage Rail Trail near Denmark.

Mount Lindsay Road, Glenrowan Road, Sunny Glen Road and parts of Strickland Street have also been affected.

Much of the damage stems from the storm on June 20 and 21, when areas from Albany to Denmark recorded 100mm of rain overnight and winds gusted to 100km/h.

Speaking in the immediate aftermath of the storm, Shire of Denmark president Ceinwen Gearon said it looked like Denmark had been left relatively unscathed compared to Albany.

But with wintry weather continuing to batter the region, reports of damage to roads in Denmark have risen and the clean-up is expected to take months.

“We acknowledge there are some serious safety concerns throughout the Shire resulting from this storm and we are doing our best to address the issues as quickly as possible,” Shire assets director David King said.

“Realistically speaking, it is likely to take a month or two to make all of the major hazards safe, simply due to the sheer volume and spread of the issues across our Shire.”

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