Emergency Warning for Geeveston

Tasmania Police asks Geeveston residents to take care on the roads if they choose to leave the area following the Tasmania Fire Service issuing a Bushfire Emergency Warning this morning.

Bushfires close to the town could put Geeveston at risk and the safest thing to do is to leave early.

Commander Tony Cerritelli said that smoke, ash and embers were likely to affect visibility and motorists should slow down and put their headlights on.

“If you don’t need to be in Geeveston, we recommend you leave in a safe and orderly way,” Commander Cerritelli said.

There is an Evacuation Centre in Huonville at the Huonville PCYC.

Stay up-to-date about the current fire situation by tuning in to ABC Radio and checking the TFS website www.fire.tas.gov.au and the TasAlert site www.alert.tas.gov.au

Road closures are also updated on the Tasmania Police website https://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/