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Road Closures for 7 June

By 7 June 2012

The sky might be as clear as glass, but Territory and Municipal Services advise the following roads are still closed by high water:
– Angle Crossing
– Point Hut Crossing
– Sunshine Crossing
UPDATE 07/06/12 17:04: Point Hut has now re-opened.

Road closures

By 6 June 2012

Territory and Municipal Services advise that the Oaks Estate Crossing has been closed dur to rising water.

UPDATE 06/06/12 10:35: The list of closed roads is now:
• Angle Crossing
• Point Hut Crossing
• Sunshine Crossing
• Oaks Estate Crossing.

Point Hut Crossing closed by rising water. UPDATE, now open.

By 21 April 2012

Territory and Municipal Services advises that rising water has closed Point Hut Crossing.
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Point Hut Crossing has been closed due to rising waters.
Barriers are being erected to alert people to the closure.
The ACT Government apologises for the inconvenience.
For up-to-date information on road closures [...]

Proposed plan for the Yarralumla Creek cycle path

By 17 April 2012

A media statement released by the Territory and Municipal Services today discusses the proposed plan for the Yarralumla Creek cycle path.
The Yarralumla Creek cycle bridge was washed away in December 2011 and is beyond repair. Currently a detour is set up that sends cyclists to Carruthers and then back to Yarra Glen.
Tony Gill outlines [...]

Flooding on the Enlarged Cotter Dam. Actew video

By 30 March 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Actew’s movie makers have been busy with the footage from the flood event and now there’s five minutes of aquatic goodness which the ACT’s paying for one way or another.
They posted it with this note:
The extraordinary rainfall and flooding at the beginning of March 2012 has had a signifcant impact at the Enlarged Cotter Dam [...]

Things still closed from the floods

By 29 March 2012

Territory and Municipal Services have let it be known that while much has returned to normal, some things remained closed after the flooding at the start of the month:
• Corin Dam (Namadgi National Park)
• Swamp Creek (Murrumbidgee River Corridor)
• Discovery Trail (Cotter River)
• Lyrebird Trail (Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve)
• Cascades Trail (Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve)
• Eucalypt Forest [...]

Katy thanks the volunteers

By 27 March 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher is thanking the volunteers and workers who worked through the recent flooding:
The Chief Minister and Mr Corbell officially thanked workers and volunteers at a special reception at the Legislative Assembly today.
“Our ESA workers, ACT Government staff and volunteers worked tirelessly throughout the flood event to help hundreds of residents in need, and [...]

SES vollies off to help in the Riverina

By 18 March 2012

Simon Corbell has announced the dispatch of 26 volunteers and 2 commanders to help the flood relief in the Riverina.
Two ACTSES taskforces will be deployed this week to the town of Hay, in the south west of the state, to assist the flood ravaged community, following a request for help from the NSW State Emergency [...]

Things re-opening

By 17 March 2012

Territory And Municipal Services are advising that their list of things closed around town following the floods is getting shorter:
The ACT Government wishes to advise that the following park and recreation areas will re-open on Saturday 17 March 2012:
• All walking tracks, campgrounds and picnic areas within Namadgi National Park
• Googong Foreshores south
• Googong picnic [...]

Cotter River and Smiths Road bridges open

By 13 March 2012

The latest update from Territory And Municipal Services has this goog news:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and road users that the bridge over the Cotter River and Smiths Road bridge are now open.
Much, however, remains closed.

Point Hut Crossing opens

By 12 March 2012

Territory and Municipal Services advises that Point Hut Crossing has joined the list of facilities re-opening after the big wet.
Many things are still closed though so check the full notice.

More crossings open

By 11 March 2012

Territory And Municipal Services have advised that while many roads are still closed there’s some good news:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and road users that Oaks Estate Crossing, Uriarra Crossing and Swamp Creek Crossing have now re-opened.

Some roads and parks re-open

By 10 March 2012

Territory And Municipal Services advise that while many things are still shut around Canberra due to The Big Wet some things are getting back to normal. Particularly Tidbinbilla’s facilities and Apollo Road, Brindabella Road, and Mountain Creek Road.
In a further update Coppins Crossing has been re-opened.

Crossings coming open again

By 8 March 2012

Territory And Municipal Services have the happy news that while many roads are still closed some have opened:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Uriarra Crossing, Swamp Creek Crossing and Coppins Crossing are now open.
Road users are urged to use caution when approaching these re-opened crossing as there could [...]

Cotter Dam expanders boned

By 6 March 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

The ABC brings word that ACTEW have told the 100 odd day workers on the Cotter Dam Expansion their services are no longer required. On top of that 120 permanents aren’t getting paid past Thursday:
ACTEW believes it could be three months before the clean up is finished and construction work restarts at the site.
The [...]

Rockfall on Corin Dam road

By 6 March 2012

The benighted Corinbank team have now been trapped at their festival site by a rockslide near Gibraltar Falls.
Spare a thought for the guys who were having a pretty rough time of things (what with their year of hard work going down the gurgler) even before being separated from their families for the next couple of [...]

Tuesday road closures

By 6 March 2012

With showers forecast for the rest of the week there’s not much chance to dry out after the wet.
Territory And Municipal Services have the full list of closures current:
Motorists are reminded that the following roads remain closed as a result of rain:
• Mountain Creek Road at Uriarra
• Cotter Road is closed at Casuarina Sands [...]

Lake George Filling. Images of Canberra

By 6 March 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Rich took this great picture of Lake George filling up on his phone and sent it in.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .
UPDATE 06/03/12 10:40: Ben_Dover has sent in this pano:

A thank you to emergency services workers

By 5 March 2012

Simon Corbell has issued a thank you to all the emergency services workers who put in the hard yards through the recent rain event.
“Our Emergency Services Agency (ESA) workers and volunteers have worked tirelessly since the rain started mid-last week, and have once again put their own families and safety on hold to help others [...]

Monday road opening on a glorious late summer’s day.

By 5 March 2012

The bus lane on Flemington Road is now open.
6:22am Monday 5 March 2012
[Courtesy ESA]
UPDATE 05/03/12 10:38: Territory and Municipal Services have resumed control and posted a new list of closures:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the Wheeler Crescent and McBryde Crescent intersection in Wanniassa is closed due to a [...]

An end to the madness. And the full flood slideshow

By 4 March 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Bureau of Meteorology has advised the ACTSES that the rain band that has been affecting the ACT weather over the past six days has finally moved away.
The outlook for the remainder of today and tomorrow is for fine and dry weather.
There may be some shower activity on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, this though is [...]

Landslide on Corin Dam Road. Lucky they postponed the festival

By 4 March 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Corinbank organisers have sent in this picture of the Corin Dam Road after a landslide today.
No doubt at all now that they made the right call!
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .
[Photo by Dane Liepens]

Sunday road closures as we say goodbye to the big wet

By 4 March 2012

All lanes on Parkes Way are now open.
Mugga Lane between Long Gully Road and the Monaro Highway is now open with a restricted speed limit of 40 kilometers per hour.
ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO WET WEATHER UPDATE
Motorists are reminded that the following roads and crossings are closed as a result of rain:
Morisset Road in Mitchell (access [...]

Road closures for Saturday as The Big Wet rumbles on

By 3 March 2012

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for flash flooding in the ACT and parts of NSW. 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 [...]

Phonetic spelling with an ocker accent on Corin Dam road

By 3 March 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

One of our spies has sent in this intriguing roadside signage on Corin Dam road.
I’m sure it looked fine as an automated message.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Send it through to images@the-riotact.com .

Molonglo Reach bike path gone. How long for Morshead Drive?

By 3 March 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Back in 2010 we were a little alarmed by the cracking of the bike path along Molonglo Reach.
Today Josh has sent in what the recent rains have wrought there.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .
[Thanks for JC catching me up with the correct name [...]

Ian Young not pleased by his rafting students

By 2 March 2012

A great number of readers are sending in the all staff email going around ANU in reaction to yesterdays’ rafting excitement
From: staff.all-bounces@anu.edu.au [mailto:staff.all-bounces@anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of VC
Sent: Friday, 2 March 2012 3:17 PM
To: ‘staff.all@anu.edu.au’
Subject: [Staff.all] Sullivans Creek
Good afternoon
Yesterday ANU Security attended Sullivans Creek to ask a number of people to immediately stop ‘rafting’ down the [...]

Friday road closures for the Big Wet

By 2 March 2012

Canberra Avenue is now reopened at Fyshwick in both directions.
Mugga Lane has also been reopened to traffic this morning.
The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) strongly advises motorists to drive to the conditions with localised flooding across many roads across the Territory.
Majura Road from Federal Highway to Mustang Avenue is still closed. There will be limited [...]

Rafting sullies style

By 1 March 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

It’s an ill wind that blows no good.
While the rains have been a huge inconvenience to many, and crushed the dreams of others, a surprising number of ANU students were able to grab rubber rafts and make merry on Sullivans Creek.
Thanks to Gus929 for the tip.

Thar she blows! New Cotter Dam overspilled

By 1 March 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Cotter Dam Expansion Dam Cam is showing the worst case scenario of flood waters rising over the under-construction wall as the capacity of the river diversion is comprehensively overwhelmed.
Let’s hope the raging torrent doesn’t undermine the wall or this will become a disaster of 2003 bushfires proportion.
We certainly hope that doesn’t happen, but it’s [...]

Flooding at the Hospital

By 1 March 2012

ACT Government Health Directorate Director-General Dr Peggy Brown, today confirmed that Canberra Hospital and Health Services has suffered minor flooding due to the severe storms.
All services at Canberra Hospital and Health Services continue to operate as normal.
[Courtesy ESA]

Brown water gets smelly as the effluent flows

By 1 March 2012

ActewAGL are warning that adventure kayakers and inner tubers have another reason to stay out of the water:
ActewAGL advises that due to heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours infiltrating the sewer pipe system, the treatment plant at Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre is discharging an amount of partially treated and untreated effluent [...]

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