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Canberra mornings: February 5, 2016

Today's top stories

The Jumptown Jammers will be joining dance groups from around Canberra to perform at the Canberra Multicultural Fringe ...
The Jumptown Jammers will be joining dance groups from around Canberra to perform at the Canberra Multicultural Fringe Festival.  Photo: Supplied

Sailors on Australia's submarines will be given annual lump sum payments of up to $50,000 just for staying in their jobs as navy bosses grow increasingly desperate to keep crews on the boats.

Road closures

9.38am: That earlier crash at Holt is all clear. Looks like it was fairly minor and no one was taken to hospital.

8.52am: Southern Cross Drive westbound is closed after a two car crash at the intersection of Moyes Crescent and Southern Cross Drive in Holt. One car is still on the road and there's debris everywhere. 

8.48am: Looks like our first crash of the morning is in Holt! Emergency services are heading to a crash on the intersection of Moyes Crescent and Southern Cross Drive

If you see any accidents or have any info on the morning commute, let us know whenever it is safe to do so: morningblog@canberratimes.com.au or tweet us @canberratimes

What's on today 

Ben and Jerry's Openair Cinema is making its way to Canberra's central lakeside venue on Patrick White Lawns. Until 21 Feb.

See the year's best cartoons in Behind the Lines 2015 at the Museum of Australian Democracy.

Get the full wrap of what's happening in Canberra this weekend here.

Today's David Pope

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Weather

Today: Partly cloudy. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending easterly. Min 11, Max 25. 

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Light winds. Min 13 max 27.

Sunday: Sunny afternoon. Light winds.. Min 12, max 30.