Highlands Rise and Shine| October 12, 2017

The runner-up in our cover photo competition. Photo by Leanne Stone.

The runner-up in our cover photo competition. Photo by Leanne Stone.

That’s a wrap for today. Don’t forget to join us again tomorrow from 7.00AM.

Cat fishing?

► And the Facebook cover photo competition for this month is...

►What were you doing in October 2009? Maybe your are featured in this week’s Throwback Thursday.

Three separate crashes kept emergency services busy on Wednesday morning.

A single-vehicle crash closed all four lanes on the Hume Highway at Berrima near the Wingecarribee Bridge at about 8.20am.

The fire started when a prime mover and trailer that hit a bridge and burst into flames. This fire from the crash resulted in second fire in nearby bushland.

►Councils, public land managers and community groups can now apply for a share of half a million dollars in grants to help tackle illegal dumping. 

Member for Wollondilly Jai Rowell announced the grants on Friday, October 6. More here.

Challenge House will officially open at the end of this month. 

The purpose of Challenge House is to enable an adult child who is currently living with their parents to transition to living independently.

The Southern Highlands Senior Waterpolo competition started with a splash in the A and B grades on Monday night. 

The games were all close and strongly contested, with only a goal or two separating teams.

TRAFFIC:  All roads are clear in the Southern Highlands today. Drive safely and enjoy the journey. 

TRAINS: Commuters can expect a good service on the Southern Highlands today. 

WEATHER: A medium chance of rain early this morning, a mostly sunny afternoon, winds W/NW 20 to 30 km/h tending W/SW in the morning then tending NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the evening and a daytime maximum temperature of 21 can be expected in the Highlands today.

Here's a look at what the local weather is doing right now.

Good morning and welcome to the Southern Highlands Rise and Shine. Here’s a wrap of what has been grabbing the interests Highlanders.

Weather, road conditions, breaking news, we will have it all - and we'd love to have your help! If there's anything happening in your part of the world, drop us a line! Email jackie.meyers@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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