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Update 41 – 531 calls for help due to the wet weather

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has now received a total of 531 calls for help since 3pm Tuesday.

A breakdown of jobs earlier this morning showed most calls from Tuggeranong 146 and Belconnen 106.

Other figures were Woden 78, Gungahlin 57 and North Canberra 41.

Anyone requiring emergency flood help can call the ACTSES on 132 500.

Update 40 – Latest list of ACT road closures

This is the latest comprehensive list of roads still closed in the ACT.

Kings Highway reduced to one lane in both directions between the Molonglo River and the access to Defence Building Joint Operations Headquarters.

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 Paddy’s 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.

Other closures: 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; and All mountain roads in Namadgi National Park.

Update 39 – Northbourne Avenue now reopened

All lanes on Northbourne Avenue are now open.

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.

The Smiths Road Bridge over the Gudgenby River is also closed until further notice.

Flemington Road city bound bus lane between Sandford Street and Exhibition Park in Canberra has reopened.

Update 37 – Canberra Avenue and Mugga Lane reopened

Canberra Avenue is now reopened at Fyshwick in both directions.

Mugga Lane has also been reopened to traffic this morning.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) strongly advises motorists to drive to the conditions with localised flooding across many roads across the Territory.

Majura Road from Federal Highway to Mustang Avenue is still closed. There will be limited access to local traffic.

Northbourne Avenue (northbound) near Australian Capital Tourism Visitor Centre has been reduced to two lanes.

Kings Highway reduced to one lane in both directions between the Molonglo River and the access to Defence Building Joint Operations Headquarters.

Flemington Road city bound bus lane between Sandford Street and Exhibition Park in Canberra.

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 Paddy’s 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.

Other closures: 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; and All mountain roads in Namadgi National Park.