News Alerts

Update 73 – BOM advises ACTSES the wet weather is finally clearing

The Bureau of Meteorology has advised the ACTSES that the rain band that has been affecting the ACT weather over the past six days has finally moved away.

The outlook for the remainder of today and tomorrow is for fine and dry weather.

There may be some shower activity on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, this though is not expected to cause any additional flooding issues across the ACT.

The light winds that we are currently experiencing will die off around dusk this evening.

Update 72 – 936 calls for help to ACTSES

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 936 calls for help due to the wet weather since 3pm Tuesday.

Volunteers and staff from the ACTSES, ACT F&R, ACTRFS and TAMS continue to attend the call outs.

67 jobs remain outstanding.

Update 71 – Northbourne Ave Closed Southbound lanes

Due to public safety reasons a decision has been made to close Northbourne Avenue for southbound traffic travelling between Antill Street and Barry Drive.

Several trees have fallen along the side of Northbourne Avenue since the storm began.

Given there is predicted wind gusts this afternoon this closure has been made in the interests of public safety.

Detour signage is being erected. The road will be reopened once it is safe to do so. This is expected to be later today.

The ACT Government thanks motorists for their patience.

Update 70 – 894 calls for help

Advice from the Bureau of Meteorology suggests that the trough and rain band will begin to move slowly to the northeast and weaken later today and into tomorrow.

Rainfall will cease in the ACT once this trough moves away. The rainfall is expected to become light this afternoon and clear tonight.

ACTSES volunteer crews with the support of ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service are continuing to work across the Canberra community. 894 calls for help have been received since 3pm Tuesday. Crews will aim to complete 52 outstanding jobs today.

Residents who need flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.