ESA News Alerts

ACTSES responds to storm damage

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received 13 calls for help following wet weather across the Territory.

Majority of calls have been for leaking roofs in Northern Canberra.

SES Units from Rivers, Majura, Belconnen and Tuggeranong have been stood up.

ACTSES urges motorists to drive to the conditions as flash flooding could occur due to the large volume of water expected.

The public is also reminded to keep clear of drains and waterways.

ACT Fire & Rescue is also providing assistance.

Cyclist struck by kangaroo

A cyclist is in a stable condition after being hit by a kangaroo on Adelaide Avenue this evening.

ACT Ambulance Service was called to the incident just before 7pm.

Intensive care paramedics treated the woman at the scene before transporting her to The Canberra Hospital.

The woman, in her early 40s, suffered abrasions.

Motorcyclist in serious conditon

A motorcyclist has been transported to the Canberra Hospital in a serious condition following a crash with a car at the Tharwa Drive and Lawrence Wackett Crescent intersection in Theodore.

The man was treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics.

The driver of the car did not require hospital treatment.

ACT Fire & Rescue also attended the incident.

Two patients treated for burns

Firefighters and intensive care paramedics have been called to a home on Shepherd Street, Pearce after fuel from a decorative wall mounted fireplace spilled and burnt two patients.

ACT Fire & Rescue contained the fire and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics treated two female patients aged in their 30’s for partial thickness burns. One patient with burns to the shoulder and the other patient with burns to the leg and face. Both are being taken to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Tharwa Drive to re-open by 4pm today

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) has announced that Tharwa Drive will re-open today by 4pm, Tuesday 13 January, 2015 for normal traffic before the peak hour commute gets underway.

Minor road works will be finalised over the coming days, but these will be undertaken outside of peak hour traffic periods.

The ESA acknowledges frustration and delays experienced by residents of the Lanyon Valley over the past nine days and would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while this necessary work was carried out to help deliver a new Fire & Rescue station to serve and protect the community.

The ESA also appreciates the efforts of the contractor undertaking the installation of the sewer main to finalise this work ahead of schedule and the traffic control marshals who diligently carried out their work over long hours in difficult circumstances.