Road closures, flood warning issued for Central Queensland

6pm: Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in Capricornia areas over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Gladstone, and Town Of 1770.
 

 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500

 

9am: FLOOD warnings have been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for the Central Queensland region after yesterday's storm.

Rainfall totals of up to 150mm have been recorded in the Dawson River catchment between Moura and Baralaba since 9am Thursday. This has caused river level rises in the lower Dawson River, with minor flood levels at Baralaba.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:


MOURA: River levels are forecast to ease during Monday.

BARALABA: River levels are forecast to remain above the minor flood level (4.0 metres) during Monday, with further rises possible as water arrives from upstream.

Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.

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.disaster.qld.gov.au

For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts

The next warning will be issued by 4pm.

Latest River Heights:
Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Dawson R at Utopia Downs *  1.16m steady  7AM
Juandah Ck at Windamere *  0.78m steady  7
Dawson R at Taroom *  1.64m falling  7AM
Dawson R at Theodore Weir *  6.08m falling  6AM
Dawson R at Moura Weir *  0.362 falling  6:45 AM
Mimosa Ck at Karamea #  1.03m steady  7AM
Dawson R at Baralaba HW *  0.91 rising  6:30 AM
Dawson R at Baralaba TW *  4.30 falling  6AM
Dawson R at Beckers *  5.18m steady  7AM
Dawson R at Knebworth *  4.88m rising  7AM
Fitzroy R at Riverslea *  1.91m rising  7AM

8.20am: THE Department of Main Roads has just issued an update on the Liechhardt Highway.

The department says the highway, about 20km south of Banana, is open with caution. Water over the road - please drive with care.

8.15am: A NUMBER of roads are closed this morning in Central Queensland after last night's storm.

The Dawson Highway between Banana and Moura is closed due to flooding.

The Leichhardt Highway about 20km south of Banana is closed to all veichles due to flooding.

At 10.35pm, Main Roads stated the Burnett Highway between Biloela and Dululu is open with caution - water over road in various locations - conditions can change quickly.

Due to road closures in the region, papers have not been delivered to Biloela this morning.

Topics:  floods, main roads, rain, roads, storm




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