Over on Youtube mddawson1 has posted some footage of the closure of Point Hut crossing over the last few days due to flooding. It’s only a minor flood but mddawson1 makes some interesting and valid observations which I’ve added along with the footage:
“Due to the rain & snow the Canberra region has recieved over the past week, the Murrumbidgee River in south Canberra has flooded the Point Hut crossing. This was a minor flood but it has caused the crossing to be closed to traffic for 2 days.
The residents of Tharwa who previously had a 5km trip to Canberra until the closure of Tharwa Bridge in sept 2006 have been travelling 15km through Point Hut crossing since then. Due to the crossing being flooded they now have to travel 40km through Cotter to get to Canberra.
NOTE: Apologies for the overly dramatic music in the clip – I love Sculthorpe’s music & I have been wanting to use some for a while now. Also apologies for all the typos – the footy on TV was calling me & I neglected to proof read what I had typed.”