News Alerts

Update 69 – Isolated residents contacted daily

The 17 isolated Naas Rd residents, south of Tharwa, have been contacted daily by the ACT Emergency Services Agency and have all advised that they are not in need of any assistance.

A Severe Weather Warning for Flash Flooding remains current for the ACT.

The ACTSES remind the community to stay well clear of fast flowing water. Do not enter drains or other expanses of water under any circumstances.

Update 68 – 799 calls for help following wet weather

The Bureau of Meteorology has re-issued a Severe Weather Warning for Flash Flooding in the ACT and parts of NSW.

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 Monday.

Rainfall will cease in the ACT once this trough moves away. The rainfall is expected to become light in the afternoon and clear in the evening. The ACT can expect around from 15 – 35mm of rain throughout the day today

ACTSES volunteer crews with the support of ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service are continuing to work across the Canberra community. 799 calls for help have been received since 3pm Tuesday.

There are currently 57 jobs outstanding. Today, crews have attended to at least two tree damage jobs with the majority of calls for minor flooding around properties.

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

Update 67 – More roads affected by the wet weather

One westbound lane on William Hovell Drive between Coppins Crossing Road and Drake Brockman Drive is now closed.

Namadgi Visitor Centre is now closed.

Cotter Road in Curtin is no longer under traffic control at Yarralumla Woolshed.

Update 66 – Latest list of road closures

All lanes on Parkes Way are now open.

Mugga Lane between Long Gully Road and the Monaro Highway is now open with a restricted speed limit of 40 kilometers per hour.

ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO WET WEATHER UPDATE

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

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

Majura Road between Majura Business Park and the Federal Highway

Mountain Creek Road at Uriarra

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 (this includes the Naas Road bridge over the Gudgenby River which has been damaged)

Boboyan Road

Smiths 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

Molonglo Gorge Road

Namadgi National Park (all roads within the park).

The following road warnings and partial closures remain:

There is excess water on the Barton Highway between Gold Creek Road and Gundaroo Drive (city bound).

Flemington Road city bound bus lane between Sandford Street and Exhibition Park is closed.

Please drive cautiously on Morshead Drive near Duntroon as there is excess water on the road.

One lane of Northbourne Avenue, in each direction closest to the median strip, is closed between Wakefield Avenue and Morphett Street.

The following crossings and bridges remain closed:

Cotter Bridge

Naas Road bridge on Naas Road

Uriarra Crossing

Swamp Creek Crossing

Coppins Crossing

Point Hut Crossing

Oaks Estate Crossing

Sunshine Crossing

Angle Crossing

Smiths Road Bridge.

People are urged to drive safely and respect the closures.

Update 65 – Rain to ease today

Advice from the Bureau of Meteorology suggests that the trough and rain band will begin to move slowly to the northeast and weaken later Sunday into Monday, rainfall will cease in the ACT once this trough moves away. The rainfall is expected to become light in the afternoon and clear in the evening. The ACT can expect around from 15 – 35mm of rain throughout the day today. There is little likelihood of hail, strong winds or thunderstorms. Canberra has received 56mm of rain since 9am yesterday.

Flood warnings have been issued for the Queanbeyan and Molonglo Rivers. Queanbeyan River has a Minor Flood Warning in place and was expected to peak at 5.2m at 4am today. The Molonglo River has a Moderate Flood Warning in place and was expected to peak at 5.2m at 7am this morning. These flood heights should not have any impact on the residents of Oaks Estate.

ACTSES volunteer crews with the support of ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service are continuing to work across the Canberra community. 780 calls for help have been received since 3pm Tuesday.

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