ACT News

Canberra mornings: January 28, 2016

Today's top stories

Instead of getting mad at Centrelink's customer service performance, Tom Wade got busy, accessing the Australian Government Directory and confronting senior Department of Human Services bureaucrats directly with his complaints.

Road closures

9.29am: An ACT Emergency Services spokesman said there is no one trapped in the car overturned on Barry Drive at Turner. There are also no major injuries. 

9.25am: A car is on its roof on Barry Drive at Turner, not Belconnen Way as previously reported, after hitting a light pole. Both northbound lanes heading towards Belconnen are blocked. Police are setting up diversions via Clunies Ross Street. Firefighters and paramedics are on the scene. 

9.22am: There's been a major accident on Belconnen Way at Black Mountain. A car is on its roof near Clunies Ross Street. please avoid the area. 

8.49am: There are reports of a crash on Commonwealth Avenue however police haven't received a report of it. Be mindful if you're headed that way!

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

Bar launches, Friday drinks, Josh Pyke, The Wiggles and the Canberra Capitals clash with Adelaide. All this and much more is happening in the Canberra this weekend. Check out Canberra Weekender for more. 

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 National Press Club of Australia will host a live music event on Thursday night including local blues act The Cherrypickers. Doors open from 7pm to 10pm. More information 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

Today: Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers and thunderstorms, most likely this afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening.Min 16, max 29.

Tomorrow: Cloudy. Very high chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Min 16, max 27. 

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Min 11, max 26.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Min 11, max 23.