News Alerts

Update – 24 calls for help following strong winds

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has now received a total of 24 calls for help as the result of strong winds this afternoon.

ACTSES units and ACT Fire & Rescue crews are responding to the calls right across the Territory.

10 jobs are currently outstanding.

There have been no reports of serious damage at this time.

ACT Fire & Rescue has also attended two motor vehicle accidents in Tuggeranong and a fallen tree on Northbourne Avenue which temporarily blocked all southbound lanes.

Anyone requiring emergency storm and flood help can call the ACTSES on 132 500.

Ten calls for help following strong winds

ACT State Emergency Service volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue have received 10 calls for help today due to strong winds.

Minor damage reported and widespread across the A.C.T. Most calls for trees and branches across roads and pathways, with two houses sustaining minor damage following trees on the roof at Downer and Gungahlin.

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

Controlled burn today at Gilmore

The ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) will conduct a controlled burn today, Tuesday 10 January, 2012 weather permitting, at Gilmore Hill, off Louisa Lawson Crescent, Gilmore.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K14.

For more information on the burn visit or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Update – Three vehicle mva in Tuggeranong

ACT Fire & Rescue have extricated four people out of the three vehicles.

They were all been assessed on scene by intensive care paramedics then transported by the ACT Ambulance Service to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition with all minor injuries.

Three vehicle mva in Tuggeranong

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene at a three vehicle accident on the corner of Athalon Drive and Drakeford Drive in Tuggeranong.

Initial reports suggest three people are trapped in the vehicles.

Update to follow.