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F6 re-opens after Bulli Tops blaze

A firefighter battles the blaze at Bulli Tops last night. Photo courtesy Quarrie Photography, via Wollongong LAC Facebook site.

NORTHBOUND lanes on the F6 have been reopened between Bulli Tops and Helensburgh following bushfires that closed the freeway overnight.

The F6 is now fully open in both directions.

A reduced speed limit of 80kmh has been put in place on a 2km section of the freeway to allow a clean up of the site.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution and drive to the conditions whilst travelling on the Freeway.

Last night the F6 was closed in both directions between Helensburgh and Bulli Tops due to the bushfire. Northbound motorists were diverted into Appin Road. Southbound motorists were diverted off the F6 at Helensburgh, to use the Princes Highway or Lawrence Hargrave Drive. Southbound traffic was queued back as far as Waterfall as a result.

Emergency services and RMS traffic crews remain on site.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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