News Alerts

Update 54 – 604 calls for help due to the wet weather

A Severe Weather Warning for flash flooding in the ACT and parts of NSW remains current from the Bureau of Meteorology.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 604 calls for help since 3pm Tuesday. ACTSES volunteers, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service volunteers are today responding to leaking roofs, minor flooding as well as some trees and branches down across a widespread area of the ACT.

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

Update 53 – Severe Weather Warning Issued and list of road closures

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for flash flooding in the ACT and parts of NSW. 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.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 591 calls for help since 3pm Tuesday. ACTSES volunteer crews continue to respond with 19 outstanding jobs.

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

Motorists are strongly advised to respect the rural road closures which have been put in place for their protection.

Motorists are also advised that repair work will be taking place on Kings Highway across the weekend meaning at times it will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists should drive carefully.

ROAD CLOSURES

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)

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 Bridge

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

All mountain roads in Namadgi National Park.

Update 52 – More rain expected today

Advice from the Bureau of Meteorology suggests that rain will return mid-morning. Steady rain is expected with 25 – 50mm possible.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 578 calls for help since 3pm Tuesday. ACTSES crews will continue this morning to attend to 29 outstanding jobs.

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