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It’s just that kind of day in Canberra

By johnboy - 16 October 2010 36

[First filed: Oct 15, 2010 @ 13:23]

umbrella inside out

It’s pretty foul out there right now. (as warned)

We’ve been advised of the following road closures:

    — Oaks Estate Road
    — Sunshine Crossing Road
    — Bendora Dam Road
    — Angle Crossing Road

Also having been out with an umbrella I’d ask motorists to be very careful of pedestrians in built up areas. while wrestling brollies in the wind it’s harder than usual to be as aware when crossing roads as one would like to be.

Below is a picture of Sullivan’s creek running its banks taken around 12.40. If you’ve got pictures of the wild weather send them in to

UPDATE: Thanks to Dannybear sending in some photos of a usually dry drain in Gordon there’s now a slideshow below.

Also the discovery trail at the Cotter is closed for the weekend.

Further Update: The slideshow now has a picture of the big tree down in Glebe Park.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Davesact has sent in some video of the flooded point hut crossing. (below)

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36 Responses to
It’s just that kind of day in Canberra
troll-sniffer 3:54 pm 15 Oct 10

workin on a pic but no card reader etc…

johnboy 3:45 pm 15 Oct 10


astrojax 3:37 pm 15 Oct 10

oddball508 said :

Dam wet!

boom boom!

nanzan 3:37 pm 15 Oct 10

Where’s Sunshine Crossing Road (see list of road closures)? I can’t find it on a map or any reference to it on the Internet??

Rollersk8r 3:32 pm 15 Oct 10

Huge tree down in Glebe Park! Would have been fatal to anyone walking by.

thatsnotme 3:24 pm 15 Oct 10

So it the rain gauge at the airport broken? Or just overflowing? It’s showing 9.2mm from 9am, while Tuggers is showing over 40mm.

oddball508 3:16 pm 15 Oct 10

Dam wet! The most water seen out this way in about 20years (according to some locals). Over 90mm between 7am and 3pm today here at Smiths Road (south of Tharwa).

churl 3:16 pm 15 Oct 10

Yep take care motorists. Driving changes in the wet!
As the van sliding sideways across Monaro Highway near Duntroon found this morning (bringing down the light pole).
He(?) was lucky to limp away from that one…

jasere 3:14 pm 15 Oct 10

To the sucker on Northbourne that was too close to that puddle as I was going past you made my day. MOAHAHA!

Gungahlin Al 2:50 pm 15 Oct 10

So will we still have snow tomorrow? In two minds on this. Snow is good, but not for all my vege seedlings…

Doc Dogg 2:38 pm 15 Oct 10

I had to pick my GF up from work after she slipped in a puddle on her way to belco for lunch. She was covered in mud and drenched…also busted my new umbrella 🙁

Thumper 2:38 pm 15 Oct 10

if it stops raining i’ll go and take a photo of the recently formed Kippax Creek.

Fiona 2:33 pm 15 Oct 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

a tangle of umbrellas

Is that what you young people call it these days?

when it gets a bit rough?

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:26 pm 15 Oct 10

a tangle of umbrellas

Is that what you young people call it these days?

Fiona 2:17 pm 15 Oct 10

It’s a crap day.

Also, watch out for other pedestrians… two of us nearly had a tangle of umbrellas at lunch 🙂

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