News Alerts

Update 80 – ESA website and social media accounts return to normal operations

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) website and social media accounts has returned back to normal operations after our response to the wet weather for the past six days.

We will continue to publish information on the activities of the ESA.

The provision of all other public information has now reverted to individual ACT Government Directorates.

For the latest information on road closures and openings go to the ACT Government Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorate website or ring the ACT Government Canberra Connect Call Centre on 13 22 81.

Update 78 – 941 calls for help to ACTSES due to the wet weather

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 941 calls for help due to the wet weather since 3pm Tuesday.

17 jobs remain outstanding. ACTSES crews will start attending the final jobs from 7:00am after standing down for a break late last night.

Update 76 – Mugga Lane and William Hovell Drive now open

Mugga Lane and William Hovell Drive are now operating as usual.

Motorists are reminded that the following roads remain closed:

Morisset Road in Mitchell (access to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre is via Wells Station Road); Majura Road between Majura Business Park and the Federal Highway; Mountain Creek Road at Uriarra; Cotter Road is closed at Casuarina Sands (local residents will still have access); Tidbinbilla Road is closed at the intersection of Booroomba Road through to Paddys River Road; Corin Road at the intersection with Paddys River Road; Paddys River Road (local residents will still have access); Naas Road closed one kilometre south of Tharwa (this includes the Naas Road bridge over the Gudgenby River which has been damaged); Boboyan Road; Smiths Road; Apollo Road; Bendora Dam Road; Orroral Valley Road; Brindabella Road at the start of the dirt section to the NSW border; Mount Franklin Road; Molonglo Gorge Road; and Namadgi National Park (all roads within the park).

The following road warnings and partial closures remain:

Flemington Road city bound bus lane between Sandford Street and Exhibition Park is closed. Please drive cautiously along the Barton Highway between Gold Creek Road and Gundaroo Drive (city bound).

The following crossings and bridges remain closed:

Cotter Bridge (local residents will still have access); Naas Road bridge on Naas Road; Uriarra Crossing; Swamp Creek Crossing; Coppins Crossing; Point Hut Crossing; Oaks Estate Crossing; Sunshine Crossing; Angle Crossing; Smiths Road Bridge; and Paddys River Road crossing at Congwarra approximately 200 metres past Discovery Drive.

People are urged to drive safely and respect the closures.