Closures and openings after the wind and the wet

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After a day of foul weather the sun is shining again, and parts of Canberra are returning to normality. As announcements are made they’ll be added here.

All ACT Government sportsgrounds will be closed today Wednesday 25 June due to continuing wet weather.

The decision has been taken in order to minimise damage to the turf surfaces and in the interests of player safety.

The focus is on protecting grounds from unnecessary wear and tear during training and in allowing weekend competition to go ahead wherever possible.

The Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is now open after being closed yesterday due to high winds.

There are currently no other closures of nature reserves or parks in the ACT. Residents are, however, advised to exercise caution when in recreation areas as high winds may have caused trees to fall.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 45 calls for help since 4pm Monday as a result of the wet and windy weather.

ACTSES volunteer units and ACT Fire & Rescue crews have responded to the jobs which have been largely in Canberra’s northern suburbs.

Volunteer ACTSES crews completed overnight calls for help by 12.30am this morning and will continue to assist through today if required.

The majority of calls for help have been for fallen tree branches and minor flooding.

For emergency flood and storm assistance call the ACTSES on 132 500.

The ACT Government advises motorists that Corin Road is now open from Tidbinbilla Road, although it will remain closed from Square Rock. This re-opening provides access to Corin Forest.

A number of roads are still closed:

  • Angle Crossing Road
  • Sunshine Road
  • Bendora Dam Road
  • Mount Franklin Road
  • Brindabella Road where the road becomes dirt
  • Boboyan Road where the road becomes dirt

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