Morisset Road in Mitchell is now closed. Access to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre is via Wells Station Road.
Paddys River Road between the Cotter River and Tidbinbilla is closed due to flooding at Murrays Corner and Tanners Flat.
View the road closures map below. ACT-Road-Closures-1-03-2012-820am.pdf
The ACT State Emergency Service has been contacting residents cut off by flooding south of Tharwa in the ACT on Nass and Smith Roads to assess their needs over the next few days.
NSWSES are currently doing similar for residents in the area on the other side of the border.
There are no plans for evacuation from the area at this stage but will be coordinated between ACTSES and NSWSES if required in the future.
ACT Government staff are also keeping a close eye of the rising waterways across the ACT including Jerrabomberra Creek at Fyshwick.
Commonwealth Avenue off ramp to Parkes Way is still closed because of flooding.
Uriarra Crossing and Swamp Creek Crossing are now closed due to flooding.
The ACT State Emergency Service strongly advises parents to make sure their children stay away from large bodies of water.
Many creeks and drains across Canberra are filling up and flowing fast.
Commonwealth Avenue off ramp to Parkes Way is closed because of flooding.
The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has now received 47 calls for help overnight and a total 118 since 3pm Tuesday.
The Bureau of Meteorology has advised the ACTSES that we have received between 50 and 55mm of rain since 3pm yesterday afternoon in the Territory.
The rain is now expected to ease across ACT at around 8am. There may be some showers throughout the morning, there are also expected to be periods where the weather is dry.
The rain may then return mid to late morning this morning, with somewhere around 20mm expected up to midnight tonight.
It looks like being reasonably dry between midnight tonight and through to Friday morning. The remainder of Friday looks like being reasonably dry at this stage.
Motorists are also advised to use caution when driving on the Kings Highway as the wet weather has deteriorated existing road works.
Signage and/or barriers are being erected to alert people of the road and crossing closures. Further closures may be necessary due to the predicted heavy rain.and crossing closures. Further closures may be necessary due to the predicted heavy rain.
The following roads and crossings remain closed as a result of rain:
Bendora Dam Road; Brindabella Road; Mount Franklin Road; Boboyan Road; Orroral Valley Road; Apollo Road; Coppins Crossing; Point Hut Crossing; Oaks Estate Crossing; Sunshine Crossing; Angle Crossing; Corin Dam Road at Square Rock car park (with access to Corin Forest recreational playground maintained); Molonglo Gorge Road; and Roads in Namadgi National Park.
The public is also advised that several park and recreation areas are closed, including:
Namadgi National Park; Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve; Googong Foreshores; Pine Island recreation area; Point Hut Crossing recreation area; Kambah Pool recreation area Uriarra Crossing East and West recreation areas; Walking tracks and recreation areas below the Cotter Dam; The National Arboretum; Molonglo Gorge; Woods Reserve; and All forest areas.