Rain delay for Yeppoon commuters

SOME Yeppoon residents working in Rockhampton took almost three hours to get to work yesterday due to rain delays on busy morning roads.

One woman said she left her home at Cooee Bay, south of Yeppoon, at the typical time of 7.20am.

Two-and-a-half hours later she was on the phone to her boss saying she was still on her way.

Rain was “pelting down” as she drove towards the city on the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road.

The woman was only a couple of minutes from Rockhampton when she was halted by a huge queue of traffic.

The road was blocked between access 7 and 8 because of a fatal car crash and police were turning traffic back to the coast. (See story on page 3.)

The woman turned back and decided to head north on the Artillery Road.

She was a couple of minutes onto the road when cars in front of her were slowing down. Water was covering a dip in the road.

The Cawarral Road was also blocked so the woman drove back to her Yeppoon home and checked the RACQ website for road blockages.

The Emu Park Road, south to Rockhampton, was clear but a traffic crash near the Rockhampton entrance delayed the woman even longer.

After almost three hours on the road she said she was happy to be at work.



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