News Alerts

Update 64 – 780 calls for help due to the wet weather

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

Motorists are urged to drive to the conditions including slowing down and leaving a greater distance between you and the car in front. Under no circumstances attempt to drive through large bodies of water.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 780 calls for help since the wet weather started 3pm Tuesday. 91 calls were received from 7pm last night. 72 jobs remain outstanding. Ground water starting to affect the foundations of some homes with drains also carrying large volumes of water reaching capacity and causing localised flooding.

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

Update 63 – ACT Government urges motorists to drive with extreme care

The ACT Government urges motorists to drive with extra care throughout the Territory while the wet weather continues.

Many major arterial, suburban and rural roads are flooded or covered by a lot of water.

Drivers should exercise extreme caution when driving in the ACT and surrounding region with the rain forecast to remain through tomorrow.

Road closures and openings will be published as changes occur with TAMS staff keeping a close eye on the situation throughout the city.

Update 60 – More roads affected by the wet weather

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

One lane on Parkes Way (westbound) is closed between Anzac Parade and Kings Avenue.

Cotter Road is currently under traffic control at Yarralumla Woolshed.