Roadwork Barriers Blow Down onto Road

Occurred on November 20, 2018 / Mickleham Road, Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

Info from Licensor: "Mickleham road has been under scrutiny for the past 12-18 months as residents are pushing for duplication of the road because traffic is always slow through this area. The incident itself took place between the road-a-bout at Somerton Road and Mickleham Road and Aitken College. A large storm blew across Melbourne in the afternoon and the safety barriers were blown down by the strong winds. There was nothing holding the barriers into the ground. Approximately 200 meters worth of the barriers were blown onto the road. I was very lucky that there was a large gap in the opposite direction traffic which allowed me to pull safely onto the wrong side of the road. If this gap wasn't there, I wouldn't have been able to move anywhere and would've been forced under the barriers. There was reports of 1 car receiving damage from the barriers."