“Maybe another month. I heard talk about even January.
“Losing lots, mate.”
We also asked the RMS and they gave this reply:
The Oxley Highway will remain closed between Long Flat and Walcha for up to four weeks because of the ongoing impact of severe bushfires.
Blazes have caused substantial damage requiring the removal of fallen trees and rocks, and the restoration of damaged guard rails and road surface. Further, four retaining walls have been extensively damaged by the fires. These need to be replaced to ensure the safety of road users on the Oxley Highway.
Transport for NSW will reopen roads as soon as it is safe to do so, but our first priority is the safety of motorists and the community.