A spokesperson for NSW Transport has confirmed that rainfall over the past two days had caused some minor landslips and debris on the roads to and from Jenolan Caves.
"Geotechnical investigations will be carried out at The Two Mile and Five Mile sections this morning following more rain overnight," she said.
"The Five Mile section from Duckmaloi Road to Caves House is now open, however the Two Mile section from Caves House to Edith Road will remain closed until the end of Thursday for clean up with local access only.
Clean up includes removing debris from the road, checking drainage structures and a slope stability inspection."
STORMS that lashed the region on Wednesday, December 16 have caused further pain for Jenolan Caves with rock slides and debris closing roads in and out of the historic venue.
Both Jenolan Caves Road leading from Sydney, and Edith Road, which leads to Oberon, were closed late yesterday afternoon close to the entry points of the precinct.
Crews worked throughout the afternoon and evening to clear the roads, and were able to open Jenolan Caves Road at approximately 10pm, allowing staff and visitors to enter the site this morning
Edith Road remains closed, forcing travellers to detour where required.
Live Traffic has been reporting minor warning advice of changed traffic conditions due to slop instability on the Jenolan Caves Road for several months.
The bushfires that decimated much of NSW last summer had profound impact on Jenolan Caves, with much of the area burnt out and buildings lost.
Heavy rains that followed caused flooding and massive landslides in the area, closing roads and causing widespread damage to buildings and the natural environment.
Closure due to COVID-19 restrictions caused further pain for Jenolan Caves however the restrictions have allowed a massive cleanup and rejuvenation of the site, with limited cave tours in operation over the past several weeks
More to come
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