News Alerts

Update 59 – 711 calls for help due to the wet weather

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 711 calls for help since the wet weather started 3pm Tuesday.

There are 48 jobs to be completed.

ACTSES volunteer crews will continue to work through the night responding to calls from the community with assistance from ACT Fire & Rescue and volunteers from ACT Rural Fire Service.

Staff from TAMS will continue to monitor the impact of the rain on our roads across the ACT.

For emergency flood help call the ACTSES on 132 500.

Update 58 – Mugga Lane closed

Mugga Lane is now closed between Long Gully Road and the Monaro Highway. Warning signs are in place.

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

Motorists are also urged to be cautious when driving along the Barton Highway. There is excess water on the road between Gold Creek Road and Gundaroo Drive (City bound).

Update 57 – More rain forecast tonight

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

The latest advice from the Bureau of Meteorology suggests that rain is likely to continue through the evening and into tomorrow morning. Rain should ease with clearing conditions late tomorrow. Another 50mm of rain is likely from the remainder of today till midday tomorrow.

There is little likelihood of strong winds, hail or thunderstorms today or tomorrow. It is still expected that Monday will see the start of a spell of dry weather.

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 648 calls for help since 3pm Tuesday. 71 calls have been received today. ACTSES crews will continue to work through the evening with the support of ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service and the Territory and Municipal Services directorate.

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