Residents of Jamestown reported to Police a rockfall on Side Path Road at around midnight on Saturday, 7 January 2017. Emergency Services and relevant agencies and partners responded, and in the interest of Public Safety, precautionary measures were taken, which included the closure of Side Path Road and the evacuation of residents below the area concerned.

At first light, Rock Guards inspected the area of the fallen rocks and gave the ‘all clear’. Local radio stations announced the reopening of the road at around 9am.

It is estimated that between a half to three quarters of a ton of rock had fallen. Damage was caused to the Side Path Road retaining wall, which is currently being repaired. 

Emergency Services would like to take this opportunity to thank those residents and the Salvation Army for their continuing support.


10 January 2017



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