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Thursday road closures as the big wet sets in

By johnboy - 1 March 2012 18

Motorists are also advised to use caution when driving on the Kings Highway as the wet weather has deteriorated existing road works.

Signage and/or barriers are being erected to alert people of the road and crossing closures. Further closures may be necessary due to the predicted heavy rain.and crossing closures. Further closures may be necessary due to the predicted heavy rain.

The following roads and crossings remain closed as a result of rain:

Bendora Dam Road; Brindabella Road; Mount Franklin Road; Boboyan Road; Orroral Valley Road; Apollo Road; Coppins Crossing; Point Hut Crossing; Oaks Estate Crossing; Sunshine Crossing; Angle Crossing; Corin Dam Road at Square Rock car park (with access to Corin Forest recreational playground maintained); Molonglo Gorge Road; and Roads in Namadgi National Park.

The public is also advised that several park and recreation areas are closed, including:

Namadgi National Park; Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve; Googong Foreshores; Pine Island recreation area; Point Hut Crossing recreation area; Kambah Pool recreation area Uriarra Crossing East and West recreation areas; Walking tracks and recreation areas below the Cotter Dam; The National Arboretum; Molonglo Gorge; Woods Reserve; and All forest areas.

7:09am Thursday 1 Mar 2012

Uriarra Crossing and Swamp Creek Crossing are now closed due to flooding.

The ACT State Emergency Service strongly advises parents to make sure their children stay away from large bodies of water.

Many creeks and drains across Canberra are filling up and flowing fast.

7:49am Thursday 1 Mar 2012

The ACT State Emergency Service has been contacting residents cut off by flooding south of Tharwa in the ACT on Nass and Smith Roads to assess their needs over the next few days.

NSWSES are currently doing similar for residents in the area on the other side of the border.

There are no plans for evacuation from the area at this stage but will be coordinated between ACTSES and NSWSES if required in the future.

ACT Government staff are also keeping a close eye of the rising waterways across the ACT including Jerrabomberra Creek at Fyshwick.

Commonwealth Avenue off ramp to Parkes Way is still closed because of flooding.

8:24am Thursday 1 Mar 2012

Morisset Road in Mitchell is now closed. Access to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre is via Wells Station Road.

Paddys River Road between the Cotter River and Tidbinbilla is closed due to flooding at Murrays Corner and Tanners Flat.

View the road closures map below.

road closures

8:47am Thursday 1 March 2012

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has been advised by BOM to expect the rain to continue throughout the day.

Corin Road at the intersection of Paddys River Road is now closed.

TAMS crews are about to arrive at William Hovell Drive/ Glenloch Interchange to repair pot holes.

Drivers are urged to take extreme care as visibility can be difficult.

A close watch is being kept on water levels in Jerrabomberra Creek where it flows under Canberra Avenue at Fyshwick.

ACTSES is placing personnel at 0aks Estate as a precaution only to monitor water levels but flooding of properties is not expected.

10:37am Thursday 1 March 2012

Canberra Avenue at the Jerrabomberra Creek Bridge in Fyshwick is expected to be closed within an hour because of flooding.

Road detours will be put in place. Motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible.

12:08pm Thursday 1 Mar 2012

One lane of Northbourne Avenue, Northbound, before Morphett Street in Dickson is now closed to allow for the repair of a collapsed storm water pipe.

Canberra Avenue is also now closed in both directions between Hume Place and the Monaro Highway due to flooding.

Motorists are urged to avoid these areas if possible. Detours are in place via Sturt Avenue, Jerrabomberra Avenue and Hindmarsh Drive.

The ACT ESA would like to notify residents travelling on roads in these areas to expect delays and thanks motorist for there patience and understanding.

1:10pm Tuesday 1 March 2012

Motorists are reminded that the following roads and crossings are closed as a result of rain:

Canberra Avenue in both directions at the Jerrabomberra Creek Bridge, Fyshwick Corin Road at the intersection with Paddys River Road, Morisset Road in Mitchell (access to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre via Wells Station Road), Paddys River Road between the Cotter River and Tidbinbilla is closed due to flooding at Murrays Corner and Tanners Flat, Naas Road closed one kilometre south of Tharwa as Spring Station Creek has flooded, Bendora Dam Road, Brindabella Road at the start of the dirt section to the NSW border, Mount Franklin Road, Boboyan Road, Orroral Valley Road, Apollo Road, Uriarra Crossing, Swamp Creek Crossing, Coppins Crossing, Point Hut Crossing, Oaks Estate Crossing, Sunshine Crossing, Angle Crossing, Molonglo Gorge Road and all mountain roads in Namadgi National Park.

Motorists are advised to use caution when driving on the Kings Highway as the wet weather has deteriorated existing road works. The public is also advised that several park and recreation areas are closed, including: Namadgi National Park, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Googong Foreshores, Pine Island recreation area, Point Hut Crossing recreation area, Kambah Pool recreation area, Uriarra Crossing East and West recreation areas, walking tracks and recreation areas below the Cotter Dam, the National Arboretum, Molonglo Gorge, Woods Reserve and all forest areas.

1:40pm Thursday 1 March 2012

A small section of Northbourne Avenue near Australian Capital Tourism Centre has been reduced to two lanes.

Canberra Avenue is closed at Jerrabomberra Creek bridge. A detour will be in place but motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

ACTION Bus Line’s Red Rapid 200 route will now start and end at the Kingston Railway Station, rather than DFO.

The Kings Highways has also been reduced to one lane in both directions between the Molonglo River and the roundabout to access the Defence Building Joint Operations Headquarters. Motorist should consider taking a detour due to expected delays.

Cotter bridge is now closed. Uriarra residents and construction vehicles are still permitted to use the road.

2:35pm Thursday 1 March 2012

Mugga Lane closed between Long Gully Road and Monaro Highway.

Black Mountain Road is now closed. Majura Road from Federal Highway to Mustang Avenue is closed. There will be limited access for local traffic.

School bus services along Majura Road will still operate with some short delays.

Tidbinbilla Road is closed at the intersection of Booromba Road through to Paddy’s River Road.

Cotter Road is closed at Casurina Sands.

Motorists are advised to slow down, to take caution and drive to the conditions.

2:47pm Thursday 1 Mar 2012

Morsehead Drive cycle path near Duntroon has further collapsed today due to the wet weather.

Cyclists and pedestrians are not to use the area and to respect the barriers that are in place.

4:00pm Thursday 1 March 2012

Canberra Avenue has just been re-opened in both directions at the Jerrabomberra Creek Bridge, Fyshwick (between Hume Place and Monaro Highway).

Due to the predicted rainfall it will be closed again at 7:30pm until at least 7:00am tomorrow.

5:24pm Thursday 1 Mar 2012

The Naas Road bridge over the Gudgenby River near Top Naas has been breached by water and may be structurally unsafe. Residents should not attempt to cross this bridge until it has been assessed. It will be assessed once the river level has dropped. In the meantime barricades are being erected.

Please be reminded that Apollo Road, Naas Road and Boboyan Road are closed to public access.

6:30pm Thursday 1 March 2012

Black Mountain Road is now open and a reminder that Canberra Avenue at the Jerrabomberra Creek Bridge, Fyshwick (between Hume Place and Monaro Highway)will be closed from 7:30pm until at least 7:00am tomorrow.

ACT State Emergency Service has now received a total of 419 calls for help since 3:00pm Tuesday. Additional support is being provided by ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service and Territory and Municipal Services directorate.

Residents who require assistance from the ACTSES can call 132 500.

7:00pm Thursday 1 March 2012

[Courtesy ESA]

[First filed: Mar 1, 2012 @ 8:29]

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Thursday road closures as the big wet sets in
Aeek 7:00 pm 01 Mar 12

BenMac said :

Cyclists and pedestrians are not to use the area and to respect the barriers that are in place
/quote]

Elsewhere we are being trained to ignore them or even move them out of the way.
i.e. the McCulloch St underpass on the edge of Curtin (that floods when the clouds sneeze)

BenMac 6:07 pm 01 Mar 12

Morsehead Drive cycle path near Duntroon has further collapsed today due to the wet weather.

Cyclists and pedestrians are not to use the area and to respect the barriers that are in place

Maybe it’ll be fixed properly now and not left like it was.

tobermory 5:15 pm 01 Mar 12

Thoroughly Smashed said :

johnboy said :

In other news, Mt Stromlo, the farmers markets, and sunday sculptures are all closed.

Flooding on Mt Stromlo? Everything really has gone mad.

Oh I don’t know according to the BOM NSW severe weather warning 894mm of rain at Thredbo since 9am and it’s all downhill from there.

jase! 5:03 pm 01 Mar 12

johnboy said :

Canberra Avenue is closing at 1pm!

still no water across the road

but

a maaaaaaassive clusterf#$k on pretty much every other road in the area, well done those people

Thoroughly Smashed 4:26 pm 01 Mar 12

johnboy said :

In other news, Mt Stromlo, the farmers markets, and sunday sculptures are all closed.

Flooding on Mt Stromlo? Everything really has gone mad.

Jivrashia 4:19 pm 01 Mar 12

Braddon. Torrens St into Cooyong St.

A significant puddle of water has formed on the corner there such that driving a vehicle through it could be hazardous, unless you have a 4WD.

It’s probably due to the backlog of water currently affecting the inner north suburbs and Northbourne Ave.

johnboy 2:50 pm 01 Mar 12

In other news, Mt Stromlo, the farmers markets, and sunday sculptures are all closed.

qbngeek 12:48 pm 01 Mar 12

johnboy said :

Canberra Avenue is closing at 1pm!

It says within an hour, that could mean 1pm, it could also mean 12.20pm.

qbngeek 12:47 pm 01 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

From the Qbn Council: (it’s rather amusing, they actually remove the guardrails from the low-level crossing on Morrisett st, near the Fast Food St, and they actually remove the entire cafe from the riverside!).

Latest info from the SES

·

River currently at 4.1 metres and rising.

·

Low level bridge on Morisset St closed to cars and pedestrians. Hand rails have been removed.

·

Traffic heavy on Monaro St and adjoining streets

·

SES are predicting a minor flood of at least 4.2 metres. At this level, the river will remain within it’s banks and no property will be threatened. Rain will ease until about mid day, when another 40 to 80 mm is expected in the catchment. Rain to continue till Friday.

·

River café has not been removed as yet.

Please direct any calls for more information or interviews to Queanbeyan SES

My understanding is that the Guardrails are reoved to stop debris building up against them like last time as it apparently caused a bit of damage during the last big flood and there was a concern that the weight of the water and debris could cause the bridge to be torn away.

The Cafe was designed to be winched out in a flood, I want to see it done becuase it sounds really cool.

EvanJames 12:38 pm 01 Mar 12

From the Qbn Council: (it’s rather amusing, they actually remove the guardrails from the low-level crossing on Morrisett st, near the Fast Food St, and they actually remove the entire cafe from the riverside!).

Latest info from the SES

· River currently at 4.1 metres and rising.

· Low level bridge on Morisset St closed to cars and pedestrians. Hand rails have been removed.

· Traffic heavy on Monaro St and adjoining streets

· SES are predicting a minor flood of at least 4.2 metres. At this level, the river will remain within it’s banks and no property will be threatened. Rain will ease until about mid day, when another 40 to 80 mm is expected in the catchment. Rain to continue till Friday.

· River café has not been removed as yet.

Please direct any calls for more information or interviews to Queanbeyan SES

KB1971 12:36 pm 01 Mar 12

johnboy said :

Canberra Avenue is closing at 1pm!

Why is 1PM the magic number?

johnboy 12:21 pm 01 Mar 12

Canberra Avenue is closing at 1pm!

p1 11:18 am 01 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

“the wet weather has deteriorated existing road works.”

I don’t think I’ve ever seen deteriorate used as a transitive verb before…

Wow, the things you learn because of rain.

HenryBG 10:25 am 01 Mar 12

“the wet weather has deteriorated existing road works.”

I don’t think I’ve ever seen deteriorate used as a transitive verb before.
Wondering if this is an innovation, the product of a maleducated PR-monkey, or something else, I discover in the Oxford English Dictionary that the transitive verb came first:

1784 W. Cowper Let. 10 Feb. (1981) II. 213 A long line of grandsires, who from generation to generation have been employed in deteriorating the breed.

1813 Duke of Wellington Dispatches (1838) X. 380 Maintained by means?which will deteriorate the discipline of the troops.

1847 C. G. Addison Treat. Law Contracts (1883) ii. iii. §2 603 To deteriorate the value of the property.

1879 M. Arnold G. Sand in Mixed Ess. 343 Equality, as its reign proceeded, had not deteriorated but improved them.

qbngeek 8:58 am 01 Mar 12

Queanbeyan low level bridge at Morrisett St is closed. We were one of the last cars to get across before the police closed it off this morning. The water was already over half the road.

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