There was a spate of accidents on Canberra’s wet, greasy roads this morning, including a two-vehicle collision on State Circle beneath the Adelaide Avenue overpass.
Police said the accident happened at about 8 am and emergency services extracted a man from one of the vehicles which had rolled on its side in the collision.
He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
There were also accidents reported on Caswell Drive and Black Mountain Peninsula, while Northbourne Avenue and Majura Parkway both experienced heavy traffic and delays.
Police urged motorists to drive to the conditions and leave extra distance between vehicles as the Bureau of Meteorology forecast heavy rain from the east coast system that has travelled south after deluging south-east Queensland and northern NSW.
The Bureau says the ACT can expect 25 to 45 mm today, while there is a severe weather warning current for the South Coast and Southern and Central Tablelands.
ACT Policing and the ACT Emergency Services Agency are reminding Canberrans to stay safe and be cautious of the hazardous and unpredictable nature of floodwaters and the dangers associated with heavy rainfall.
There is a flood watch on the Queanbeyan and Molonglo Rivers.