27 September 2023

Motorists called to report rain damage

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As wet weather persists across the Territory, the Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate is urging motorists to drive to the conditions and report any road safety hazards they encounter.

Issuing the call for caution, in a statement the Directorate said the ongoing wet weather was leading to challenging conditions.

“So please drive to the conditions and respect temporary speed limits,” the Directorate said.

“Please also leave sufficient space between your car and the vehicle in front.”

It said all available resources were being allocated to identify, assess and respond to road safety hazards.

However, it also said repairing potholes in wet weather was challenging as the asphalt mix didn’t settle, so wherever possible, it was applying temporary patching – particularly on key arterial roads like Melrose Drive and Sulwood Drive.

In other locations, it said warning signage for motorists was being used.

“Given the prevailing La Nina conditions we expect above average rainfall over the coming months and the ACT Government is gearing up its crews to respond to immediate safety concerns,” the Directorate said.

“While the rain has not at this stage led to any significant road closures, Point Hut crossing was closed earlier today and it is likely there may be other closures including lane closures in coming days,” it said.

“Flooding on Naas Road also means the Namadgi Visitor Information Centre is closed until further notice.”

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