KEY dry bulk ports in the north-west appear to have escaped the fury of Tropical Cyclone Damien over the weekend.

In a statement, Pilbara Ports Authority said Port of Dampier re-opened its western anchorages as of 4pm on Sunday 9 February with other anchorages reopening late on Monday afternoon local time.

Meanwhile Port Hedland reopened to shipping early in Saturday afternoon with a total port closure of 25.5 hours.

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The Port of Ashburton commenced normal operations as of 8am on Sunday 9 February.

Further advice will be issued if there is a change to the situation.

Updates will be issued via email and Twitter when they become available. Tropical Cyclone Damien was downgraded to a tropical low over the weekend, albeit it is still bringing heavy rain in some areas.

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