Highway and border reopened

The Eyre Highway and border between SA and WA have been reopened.

The highway was closed due to catastrophic fire conditions and damage to the road surface in Western Australia, with the traffic stopped at the border with South Australia.

Motorists are advised that the highway will be very busy over the next few days while that backlog of traffic clears and services along the highway, particularly near the border, will need time to restock. You may wish to delay travel to the area if possible.

Police will be paying attention to traffic along the highway and urge drivers to resist the temptation to “try to make up for lost time”.

Drivers are encouraged to stop and take rest breaks every two hours.

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