'450,000 litres of water': Why Mount Ousley had to be shut down all day

Kate McIlwain
Updated March 8 2022 - 8:57pm, first published 6:17pm

The main road out of Wollongong could remain closed to most traffic for some time, due to the risk that a private dam could release 450,000 litres of water over the M1.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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