News Alerts

Update 20 – Drivers urged to take extra care on the road as the rain continues

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has been advised by BOM to expect the rain to continue throughout the day.

Corin Road at the intersection of Paddys River Road is now closed.

TAMS crews are about to arrive at William Hovell Drive/ Glenloch Interchange to repair pot holes.

Drivers are urged to take extreme care as visibility can be difficult.

A close watch is being kept on water levels in Jerrabomberra Creek where it flows under Canberra Avenue at Fyshwick.

ACTSES is placing personnel at Oaks Estate as a precaution only to monitor water levels but flooding of properties is not expected.

Update 19 – Birrigai being evacuated due to the wet weather

Birrigai Outdoor School is being evacuated as a precaution because of flooding in the area.

There is no risk to students and staff.

50 students and 4 teachers from Holy Trinity Primary School Curtin and 7 staff from Birrigai are being moved out before expected road closures later today.

Parents are currently being contacted by phone from the school to be informed.

The ACT State Emergency Service has now received a total of 152 calls for help.

For flood help call the ACTSES on 132 500.

Update 17 – ACTSES assessing needs of cut off residents south of Tharwa due to the wet weather

The ACT State Emergency Service has been contacting residents cut off by flooding south of Tharwa in the ACT on Nass and Smith Roads to assess their needs over the next few days.

NSWSES are currently doing similar for residents in the area on the other side of the border.

There are no plans for evacuation from the area at this stage but will be coordinated between ACTSES and NSWSES if required in the future.

ACT Government staff are also keeping a close eye of the rising waterways across the ACT including Jerrabomberra Creek at Fyshwick.

Commonwealth Avenue off ramp to Parkes Way is still closed because of flooding.

Update 16 – Uriarra Crossing closed due to the wet weather

Uriarra Crossing and Swamp Creek Crossing are now closed due to flooding.

The ACT State Emergency Service strongly advises parents to make sure their children stay away from large bodies of water.

Many creeks and drains across Canberra are filling up and flowing fast.