Saturday, November 28, 2015
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Snowy Mountains Local News from the Capital Radio Newsroom

Green waste to be dumped at landfill for free this weekend

The Snowy Mountains council will be accepting green waste free of charge at its landfills for this coming weekend, after the damaging winds this week. 

Up until Sunday residents can dispose of all green waste at the centre in order to help clean the community up after the severe weather.

Winds early Thursday morning reached peaks of 110 kilometres per hour in Jindabyne.

Councils General Manager Joe Vesico says the fee waiver only applies to green waste with no building waste being accepted.


Gale force winds blow off roof

The local State Emergency Service were called to over seven reports of trees falling on houses today, as a result of the violent winds last night.

Wind gusts of up 110km/h hit the snowy mountains, leaving branches and some small trees lying on roads this morning.

The severe winds also ripped up the Jindabyne Town Hall's roof, with bits of it having to be cleaned up by the SES this morning.

Local controller at Snowy River SES Yvette Anos encouraged residents to tie down loose items in their backyard today also, with more damaging winds hitting the area. 

Missing kayaker found after nearly 48 hours

The kayaker who went missing south of Jindabyne for close to 48 hours was finally rescued yesterday. 

Canberra man Jaime Robertson was rescued near Khancoban by the Westpac Helicopter yesterday morning. 

The 41 year old was stranded on a Murray River bank, after leaving Tom Groggin​ in the Kosciuszko National Park around 1pm on Sunday. 

The rescue mission was called in after 3pm when he failed to arrive at Grassy Flats.

Emergency service people say he was in a satisfactory condition. 

Cooma men encouraged to put on 'best heels' for White Ribbon Day walk

Local men are being encouraged to stand up against violence against women tomorrow  during White Ribbon day.

As a part of the day Cooma is holding a walk in her shoes event encouraging men to wear their best pair of heels or fluffy slippers, or even just wear white, to show there is no acceptance for domestic violence.  

The event held by the Monaro Community Access Service hopes to show support for those families who suffer family violence. 

Case worker at the service Julie Hathaway said it's  about getting the word out to not be silent and not to be violent. 


RFS urges Snowy Mountains to prepare for fire season

The Rural Fire Service is encouraging all locals to learn their fire plan or create one as soon as possible, as fire conditions become dangerous for this week. 

The bureau of Meteorology says this coming Wednesday and Thursday will see hot temperatures and gale force winds, meaning bush fire conditions.

As a result fire captains will most likely not be handing out any fire permits for this week for safety reasons.

Operations Officer for Snowy River Shire Fred Nicholls says people should think about what they will do if a fire comes near their home. 


Adaminaby races still on despite water damage

The Adaminaby races are set to go ahead tomorrow despite there being minor water damage to the track. 

The races are still on from 10am tomorrow, quashing rumours that they were going to be called off due to the recent wet weather.

However due to this years wet winter the race club made the decision to shorten the 1700 metres event to only 1400 metres.

President of the race club Linley Minors said the decision is to keep both the horses and jockeys safe.