This truck driver is legally allowed to pass through floodwaters covering Lakes Creek Road this morning, but other motorists who ignored road closed signs were fined.
This truck driver is legally allowed to pass through floodwaters covering Lakes Creek Road this morning, but other motorists who ignored road closed signs were fined. Russell Prothero

Floodwaters cost drivers $840

11.15am: SEVEN drivers were fined this morning after driving through floodwaters on Lakes Creek Road.

North Rockhampton Police Sergeant Peter Harding said the motorists were issued infringement notices between 7.30am and 9.30am after driving around a sign indicating the road was closed.

Traffic Senior Sergeant Ewan Findlater said they were fined $120 each for disobeying a road sign.

Lakes Creek Road, from just past the Lakes Creek Salad Bowl shop to Stack Street, has been closed since 6pm yesterday due to the rising level of the Fitzroy River.

Senior Sergeant Findlater said there had been “three deaths in the last couple of weeks from exactly this sort of behaviour”.

He said it was always dangerous to drive through floodwaters as the road may have shifted or there could be debris on the road.
 



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