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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