Roads closed due to flooding

Published 9:11am 6 April 2021

Roads closed due to flooding
Words by Kylie Knight

There are more than 50 roads closed across the region due to flooding, following days of heavy rain and some particularly heavy falls overnight.

As at 2pm, the areas affected include Brendale, Burpengary, Caboolture, Cedar Creek, Closeburn, Dayboro, Deception Bay, Elimbah, Griffin, Highvale, King Scrub, Kobble Creek, Kurwongbah, Laceys Creek, Mango Hill, Moodlu, Morayfield, Mount Pleasant, Narangba, Petrie, Rocksberg, Stanmore, Stony Creek, Strathpine, Toorbul, Upper Caboolture, Wamuran, Whiteside and Woodford.

See the full list here

Don’t drive across flooded roads

Moreton Bay Regional Council is urging drivers to avoid flooded roads and take care until flooding subsides.

  • Drive to prevailing conditions
  • Take caution when crossing any storm water on roadways
  • Do not attempt to traverse creeks and other crossings that are clearly under water
  • Be aware that potholes may form during periods of high rainfall. Report potholes to Council

Weather forecast today and Flood Warning

While there is a very high chance of rain today (100 percent), with showers and periods of rain forecast, the risk of widespread heavy rainfall has reduced since yesterday.

The low currently off the southeast Queensland coast may bring isolated heavy rainfall to the Flood Watch area with thunderstorm activity. The most likely timing of the isolated heavy rainfall is from Monday afternoon through to Tuesday evening. The heaviest falls are likely to occur around the Sunshine Coast area on Monday and extending southwards to the Queensland - New South Wales border during Tuesday.

Catchments in South East Queensland are wet from recent rainfall and minor flooding is possible in the Flood Watch area from Monday evening.

Catchments likely to be affected include the Pine and Caboolture Rivers.

See the full Flood Watch Warning here

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts

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