News Alerts

Update 35 – 451 calls for help due to wet weather

The latest advice from the Bureau of Meteorology suggests that light showers of between 2 to 5mm only expected to fall in the ACT overnight.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 451 calls for help since 3pm Tuesday.

Volunteer SES crews will continue to work through the night with additional support from ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service and the Territory and Municipal Services directorate.

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

Update 34 – Black Mountain Road update

Black Mountain Road is now open and a reminder that Canberra Avenue at the Jerrabomberra Creek Bridge, Fyshwick (between Hume Place and Monaro Highway)will be closed from 7:30pm until at least 7:00am tomorrow.

ACT State Emergency Service has now received a total of 419 calls for help since 3:00pm Tuesday. Additional support is being provided by ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service and Territory and Municipal Services directorate.

Residents who require assistance from the ACTSES can call 132 500.

Update 33 – Naas Bridge warning

The Naas Road bridge over the Gudgenby River near Top Naas has been breached by water and may be structurally unsafe. Residents should not attempt to cross this bridge until it has been assessed. It will be assessed once the river level has dropped. In the meantime barricades are being erected.

Please be reminded that Apollo Road, Naas Road and Boboyan Road are closed to public access.

Update 32 – Update on Canberra Avenue road closures

Canberra Avenue has just been re-opened in both directions at the Jerrabomberra Creek Bridge, Fyshwick (between Hume Place and Monaro Highway).

Due to the predicted rainfall it will be closed again at 7:30pm until at least 7:00am tomorrow.

Update 31 – Update on wet weather impacting the ACT

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has now received 379 calls for help since 3:00pm Tuesday, following the wet weather.

Residents who have received damage to property from the weather conditions can call the ACTSES on 132 500.

There is no immediate threat of rising river water causing flooding to residents or businesses in the Oaks Estate area.

ACT residents are urged to keep up to date on roads closures and weather advice by referring to the ACT Emergency Services Agency website www.esa.act.gov.au