Tag: road closures

Ottawa City Committee Votes to Reopen Wellington Street in Front of Parliament, One Year After Convoy Protest

After Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill was closed to traffic beginning in late January 2022 due to the Freedom Convoy protests, the city’s Transportation Committee on Jan. 26┬ávoted to reopen the road on March 1 or thereafter. Large concrete barriers were installed soon after the largest protest in Canadian history descended upon the…


Deluge in Port Augusta after 45mm of Rain in Under 3 Hours

The usually dry South Australian town of Port Augusta, 308km (191 miles) north of Adelaide, was inundated after an intense storm delivered 45 mm of rain in under 3 hours on Monday night. In a social media post on Tuesday, Mayor Brett Benbow showed the Port Augusta Central Oval, which had been transformed into a…


Air Force Operation to Relieve Food Shortage in Outback Australia After Severe Flooding

The first flight of a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) food resupply operation landed in the South Australian outback town of Coober Pedy on Monday after flooding severed all road access to the town last week. The flight brought 20 tonnes of essential food goods to the flood-stricken town, which is situated 846km northwest of…