Mon. Dec 6th, 2021

Water at Uriarra Crossing

The water level rises at Uriarra Crossing. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

With all dams at 100 percent capacity and as much as 45mm of rain expected today, the ACT State Emergency Service advises the community to be prepared for local floods.

During 24 hours from kl. 9.00 on Thursday (25 November) ACTSES responded to over 100 requests for assistance and had more than 20 outstanding requests from kl. 8.30 this morning.

Together with crews from ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service and Transport Canberra City Services, they have been called out for problems ranging from local floods to leaky roofs and fallen trees.

Calls came from northern and southern Canberra, but the Kambah was mentioned as one of the worst affected areas.

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Point Hut Crossing and Oaks Estate Road were closed around 1 p.m. 18.00 yesterday.

In Queanbeyan, the low-level crossing near the city center has been closed as river levels continue to rise. Saturated catchments and a full dam leave the SES Queanbeyan unit with significant floods ahead of another day of rain.

The region recorded between 30 mm and 50 mm of rain yesterday across the various areas. The rain means the ACT has now officially recorded its wettest November ever, and with more rain today, the region will come closer to being the wettest month ever.

To check all updated road and style closures throughout ACT, go to City service website.

Society is reminded to never drive, walk or ride through floods.

If you need assistance during a storm or flood, call the ACT State Emergency Service at 132,500. In a life-threatening emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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