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Canberra mornings: January 22, 2016

Today's top stories

Go2 Rewards marketing manager Katey Johnstone at Metro Petroleum petrol station in Fyshwick.
Go2 Rewards marketing manager Katey Johnstone at Metro Petroleum petrol station in Fyshwick. Photo: Rohan Thomson

If Costco Petrol taught us anything, it's that Canberrans love bargain fuel. That love could reach fever pitch next week with fuel selling for around 9 cents per litre in Fyshwick.

Road closures

Traffic on Constitution Avenue will be moved onto the southern carriageway due to roadworks from Saturday until likely mid-2016.

Tomorrow, traffic from Anzac Parade to just east of Allara Street will be moved.

On Saturday February 6, traffic from east of Allara Street to London Circuit will also be switched.

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.

The National Portrait Gallery has something for everyone to enjoy these summer school holidays with free activities inspired by Sideshow Alley for families to enjoy together. Until 24 Jan.

The Ainslie Arts Centre is hosting a week-long music workshop for girls aged between 10 and 17 years. More info here.

School holidays at the AIS means you can choose from the Pre-School Holiday Program, Soccer and Tennis Camps and a general Sports Vacation Program. Until 29 Jan.

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

Today's Pat Campbell

Touch or click through for editorial cartoons.

Weather

The mercs are set to hit 29 degrees for the next three days.

Today: Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Light winds.Min 19.

Saturday: Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Min 16.

Sunday: Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Min 16.