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Update 45 – ACTSES continues responding to outstanding calls

ACT State Emergency Service Chief Officer Tony Graham expects all outstanding jobs to be completed by tonight ahead more rain tomorrow.

There are still just over 100 calls for help remaining.

The BOM is forecasting up to 30mm of rain again from tomorrow to lunchtime on Sunday.

Update 44 – Latest list of ACT road closures

Motorists are reminded that the following roads and crossings are closed as a result of rain:

The Kings Highway between the Molonglo River and the access to Defence Building Joint Operations Headquarters has been reduced back to one lane after peak so that repair work can continue.

Morisset Road in Mitchell (access to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre is via Wells Station Road)

Cotter Road is closed at Casuarina Sands.

Tidbinbilla Road is closed at the intersection of Booroomba Road through to Paddys River Road.

Corin Road at the intersection with Paddy’s River Road

Paddy’s River Road (local residents will still have access)

Naas Road closed one kilometre south of Tharwa as Spring Station Creek has flooded

The Naas Road bridge over the Gudgenby River near Top Naas has been breached by water and may be structurally unsafe.

Local residents should not attempt to cross this bridge until it has been assessed once the river level has dropped. In the meantime barricades are being erected.

Smiths Road Bridge is also closed until further notice. Boboyan 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 Uriarra Crossing Swamp Creek Crossing Coppins Crossing Point Hut Crossing Oaks Estate Crossing Sunshine Crossing Angle Crossing Molonglo Gorge Road All mountain roads in Namadgi National Park.

Update 42 – Kings Highway temporarily reopened for peak hour

Two lanes of the Kings Highway between the Molonglo River and the access to Defence Building Joint Operations Headquarters have reopened for the peak period this morning.

The road will be reduced to one lane after peak so that repair work can continue.

Motorists are urged to drive with care through the affected area.