News Alerts

Update – response to storm damage

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has now received 178 requests for assistance as a result of last night’s storm activity.

There are 35 jobs currently outstanding.

Personnel from ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service, Parks and Conservation and Transport Canberra and City Services have assisted the ACTSES in responding to the requests.

Response to storm damage

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has responded to 103 Requests for Assistance resulting from this evening’s storm activity.

Most of the jobs have related to fallen trees and leaking roofs.

The ACTSES, ACT Rural Fire Service, ACT Fire & Rescue and Transport Canberra and City Services crews have been working to respond to the jobs.

If you require assistance during storms or flood call 132 500. In a life-threatening emergency call Triple Zero (000).

Damaging winds impacting ACT

Damaging winds are currently impacting the ACT.

The ACT State Emergency Service is advising Canberra residents not to stand or park their vehicles under trees and to stay away from fallen power lines.

Any loose items should be put away and tied down until the storm has passed.

Single-vehicle crash on Hindmarsh Drive near Lyons

A single-vehicle crash has occurred on Hindmarsh Drive near Lyons.

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Ambulance Service are currently on scene.

Road traffic delays may be experienced in the area due to the incident.

Update to follow.