THE State Emergency Service issued an advice at 4.30am this morning, Friday, October 8 of a landslide that has occurred on the South Gippsland Highway, Foster.

SES has advised people to stay informed and if possible, stay away from the landslide at Foster North near the intersection of the highway with Law Road.

“The slope may continue to move for hours or days afterwards,” according to the SES.

Excavation equipment is presently onsite removing a huge amount of fallen material with the highway closed both ways while repair work continues.

Turtons Creek resident Katie Glassock is no stranger to landslips closing key roads, having experienced the inconvenience of road closure at McCartins Road.

“We were lucky enough to get through and unfortunately hay trucks and the like are still going that way but there’s no guarantee you’ll get through,” said Katie.

“They’ve got a lot of dirt to move up there.”

What you should do:

* Stay away from the impacted area to allow emergency services to help affected communities.

* Plan your trip in advance – travel may take longer due to closed roads.

* You should stay informed by listening to emergency broadcasters and monitoring warnings.

Impacts in your area:

The landslide has resulted in:

* The South Gippsland Highway, Foster has been reduced to one lane due to a landslide.

* The road may be impacted for some hours whilst emergency crews work onsite.

* For more information on road closures go to www.traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au.

The next update is expected by 08/10/2021 08:30 am or as the situation changes.

Use multiple sources to stay informed:

* www.emergency.vic.gov.au.

* VicEmergency Hotline – freecall 1800 226 226.

* VicEmergency app.

* Facebook or Twitter (#viclandslide).

* Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.