Weather warning in place, roads closed Moreton Bay Region

Published 9:00am 23 October 2022

Weather warning in place, roads closed Moreton Bay Region
Words by Kylie Knight

Some roads have reopened across the Moreton Bay Region as a complex weather system continues to deliver heavy rain and flash flooding, while the Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled the severe weather warning for South East Queensland.

But a flood warning for the Pine and Caboolture rivers catchments remains in place.

Just after 1pm today Moreton Bay Regional Council said residents around Elimbah should be on alert, with minor flooding of roads and damage to low-lying property likely.

"Prepare to leave if you live close to a river or creek," Council says.

The river height gauge  at Six Mile Creek near Rose Creek Rd was at 2.4m - 2.4m above the usual level - but by 5.41pm it was at 2.25m and falling. 

Earlier, the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Flood Warning for Minor Flooding likely at Woodford this evening.

River levels were rising along the upper Stanley River this morning following moderate to heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours.

Further heavy rainfall is forecast during today, with an expected clearance from the north later in the day as the low pressure system causing the rainfall drifts slowly south.

The Stanley River at Woodford was over 4m at 5.41pm and rising. 

The Stanley River at Woodford is likely to exceed the minor flood level  of 5m tonight. 

Higher levels are possible with further heavy rainfall.

Roads that have reopened

Some Moreton Bay Region roads have reopened after rain eased this afternoon. Updated 6.02pm

Caboolture: Centenary Lakes Road, Morayfield entrance to Rugby League entrance

Griffin: Elizabeth Rd

Kurwongbah: Ski Road at Scout Road

Lawnton: Bells Pocket Road

Morayfield: Buchanan Road near Underpass Road

Morayfield: Visentin Road near Underpass Road

Rocksberg: Caboolture River Road at Cockies Crossing

Rocksberg: Caboolture River Road at Five Pound Crossing

Rocksberg: McNamara Road at Browns Crossing

Rocksberg: McNamara Road at Eliza Crossing

Rocksberg: W James Road at Lower Crossing

Rocksberg: W James Road at Middle Crossing

Rocksberg: W James Road at Upper Crossing

Upper Caboolture: Litherland Road

Upper Caboolture: Tinney Road at Caboolture River Road

A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall remains in place across the region.

A low pressure system off the Sunshine Coast is forecast to move slowly southwards through today, reaching the Gold Coast area by this evening.

The system is very likely to remain close to the far southern Queensland coast and has some potential to move just onshore south of Brisbane this afternoon and evening. The low is expected to move more rapidly southwards on Monday.

Six-hourly rainfall totals between 90 and 150mm are possible. 24-hourly rainfall totals between 100 and 150mm are possible, locally reaching up to 300m along the coast and ranges.

Locally INTENSE RAINFALL which may lead to DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING is also possible during this period with six-hourly rainfall totals up to 200mm.

The highest risk areas are about the coast and ranges. A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued if very dangerous thunderstorms with intense rainfall are detected.

The onset of heavy rainfall should occur during this morning with a gradual contraction southwards later in the day and a potential clearance out of the state by late this evening.

A Flood Watch and several flood warnings are current for South East Queensland and Wide Bay and Burnett areas.

Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Caboolture, Coolangatta and Ipswich.

Road closures: Moreton Bay Region

Source: Moreton Bay Regional Council:

Moreton Bay Regional Council is reporting more than 40 roads are closed across the region. Here’s the list, which was updated at 5.59pm.

Brendale: Leitchs Road Pedestrian Bridge at South Pine River

Bunya: Dugandan Road at Bunya Crossing Reserve car park

Caboolture: Hume Road

Cedar Creek: Curtis Road

Cedar Creek: Gordons Road at upper crossing

Cedarton: Doyle Road near Cedarton Drive

Closeburn: Hansen Road at Cedar Creek

Dayboro: Glover Road at Juffs Road West

Dayboro: Lees Crossing Road

Deception Bay: Blue Pacific Road near Little Burpengary Creek

Deception Bay: Old Bay Road at Little Burpengary Creek

Elimbah: Old Gympie Road at Six Mile Creek

Elimbah: Williams Road

Griffin: Henry Road

Griffin: Henry Road

Highvale: Ryder Road at Blue Gum Court

Kobble Creek: Kobble Creek Road at Pringles Road

Kurwongbah: Moore Road

Laceys Creek: Costelloe Road at Lower Crossing

Laceys Creek: Costelloe Road at Upper Crossing

Laceys Creek: Dahls Crossing

Laceys Creek: Laceys Creek Road near Costelloe Road

Laceys Creek: Laceys Creek Road at Worths Crossing

Laceys Creek: Wirth Road at Laceys Creek Road

Laceys Creek: Wirth Road at May Road

Laceys Creek: Wirth Road at Esplanade

Mango Hill: Chermside Road between John Street and Kinsellas Road West

Mango Hill: Maryvale Road

Moodlu : Williams Road at Lagoon Creek

Morayfield: Underpass Road near William Berry Drive

Mount Delaney: Dewhurst Road

Mount Delaney:  Wiseman Road at creek

Narangba: Browns Creek Road

Narangba: Moorina Road at Burpengary Creek

Neurum: Rasmussen Road

Petrie: Youngs Crossing Road at North Pine River

Rocksberg: Best Road at Keillors Crossing

Rocksberg: Old North Road at Zillmans Crossing

Stanmore: Cove Road

Stony Creek: Fletcher Road

Stony Creek: Stony Creek Road at Stony Creek

Strathpine: Mott Street

Woodford: Old Cove Road at Blackrock Creek

Source: Department of Transport and Main Roads: 

Updated at 3.41pm

Griffin: Bruce Highway On Ramp from Dohles Rocks Road, southbound towards Pine Rivers Bridge

Highvale: Ryder Road at Bluegum Court

If it's flooded, forget it!

  • 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.


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