News Alerts

Update 22 – 234 calls for help due to the wet weather

The ACT State Emergency Service has now received a total of 234 calls for help from the public on 132 500.

No major damage has been reported in the ACT.

Stromlo Forest Park is closed until further notice due to the continuing wet weather.

For information on the impact of the wet weather in ACT go to the ACT Emergency Services Agency website esa.act.gov.au, ESA Twitter and Facebook accounts or the ACT Government Canberra Connect Call Centre on 13 22 81.

Canberra Connect has received several hundred calls from the public since midnight.

Update 21 – Birrigai evacuation completed safely

Students and staff from Holy Trinity Primary School attending a camp at Birrigai Outdoor School have now been returned safely back to Holy Trinity Primary School at Curtin.

Holy Trinity Primary School at Curtin is definitely open today.

Brindabella Road is closed from the start of the dirt section to the NSW border.

Update 20 – Drivers urged to take extra care on the road as the rain continues

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has been advised by BOM to expect the rain to continue throughout the day.

Corin Road at the intersection of Paddys River Road is now closed.

TAMS crews are about to arrive at William Hovell Drive/ Glenloch Interchange to repair pot holes.

Drivers are urged to take extreme care as visibility can be difficult.

A close watch is being kept on water levels in Jerrabomberra Creek where it flows under Canberra Avenue at Fyshwick.

ACTSES is placing personnel at Oaks Estate as a precaution only to monitor water levels but flooding of properties is not expected.

Update 19 – Birrigai being evacuated due to the wet weather

Birrigai Outdoor School is being evacuated as a precaution because of flooding in the area.

There is no risk to students and staff.

50 students and 4 teachers from Holy Trinity Primary School Curtin and 7 staff from Birrigai are being moved out before expected road closures later today.

Parents are currently being contacted by phone from the school to be informed.

The ACT State Emergency Service has now received a total of 152 calls for help.

For flood help call the ACTSES on 132 500.