I wouldn’t normally post about accidents, however this one is very tragic. A truck has been in accident with two cars on the Hume Highway Southbound near Narellan Road.
There has been one fatality and multiple injuries, and the Hume Highway is closed in both directions. Traffic southbound is being divert ed via Campbelltown Rd.
Out thoughts and wishes are with the friends and families of all involved.
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The weather couldn’t of been better for the start of the Jet Black 24 hour mountain bike race at the Mount Annan botanical gardens today.
Such a contrast to last year where the temperature was in excess of 40 degrees, all the teams and solo riders kicked off at midday for the start of their 6 X 6 hour stint or the full 24 hour enduro.
I admire the fitness of the riders. The tracks at the gardens are quite challenging - I get tired after only a couple of laps, let alone 24 hours of the same thing. I’m not sure how many riders entered this year, however as you see in the photos below, the start/finish area was quite full of officials and support vehicles, friends and family, and of course the competitors themselves.
I’m sure the riders will be happy with no rain forecast and overcast weather conditions. It will make dehydration a little easier to avoid.
It was funny seeing the main area of the mountain bike track full of vehicles and people. On a normal day, this is an empty and placid area, with many rabbits late in the afternoon running around.
Again, like the picture above, it is strange to see the area full of cars.
Here’a a pic of the start/finish line, with competitors waiting on their team mates to finish a lap so they can be tagged to start riding themselves.
Best of luck to all riders overnight and in the morning!
Camden Police have warned of an increase of thefts from cars around the Narellan Vale and surrounding areas lately, including tools from the back of tradie’s utes and the like.
Given the silly season and school holidays being just around the corner, it’s probably a timely reminder to all to ensure that their cars/trucks are locked ,and any valuables kept out of sight or out of the car completely.
The phone number for Camden/Narellan police is 4632 4499
to report any suspicious activity and/or crime.
The last weekend of November/first weekend of December is traditionally when residents are busy on their roofs getting lights and decorations ready and the Mount Annan Christmas lights start appearing.
Bookmark this page for the the latest news regarding Christmas light displays
in the Mount Annan and surrounding areas.
– Updated 8/12/13 –
* Steady flow of traffic tonight . More cars driving through the Cascades area.
* Suggestion – park near the Cascades and walk around the area. You’ll get more time to look at the displays.
* This year it looks like big blow up Santas and Snowmen are the most popular with the decorations. A lot of houses have them.
* I found a street in the cascades that had every house decorated. Leave a comment below if you find it!
Below is a map of the general area of Mount Annan.
The biggest concentration of lights are generally found:
Waterworth Drive (around ‘The Clearwater’)
Deep Pool Way
If coming to the area, please be aware that there is quite a large increase in traffic during Christmas both from motor vehicles and pedestrians.
Be courteous to all types of traffic, and try not to park in residents driveways or on grassed areas.
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Season’s greeting and enjoy the Mount Annan Christmas lights!