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Belconnen unit fire extinguished

ACT Fire & Rescue is on the scene of an apartment fire in College Street Belconnen.

Firefighters managed to contain the fire within the property then extinguish it.

There was no one inside when fire crews arrived on scene.

The unit has sustained substantial damage.

The cause will be investigated.

Update 50 – More rain expected over the weekend

The latest advice from the Bureau of Meteorology suggests that the remainder of today and up to early tomorrow morning should be dry. The rain should reappear mid-morning tomorrow and continue for at least 18 hours. Steady rain is expected during this period of between 50 – 75mm, though 100mm is also a possibility. Monday should see the start of a period of fine 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 563 calls for help since 3pm Tuesday. ACTSES crews will continue to work through the evening.

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

Update 49 – Latest list of road closures

The Kings Highway is fully re-open, motorists are advised to drive carefully.


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.

Motorists travelling in rural areas are strongly urged to respect road closures. The closed roads have isolated landslips and debris on them.

View the road closures map below. pdf iconRoadClosures02032012_1730hRS.pdf