Some roads closures in Livingstone Shire due to high tides

LIVINGSTONE Shire Council were closed southbound lanes of Farnborough Road, from Ocean Circle to Anzac Parade, until 9.30am.

The roads will be closed again tomorrow from about 7.30am to 10.00am.

Chair of the Livingstone Local Disaster Management Group Mayor Bill Ludwig said that with the weather conditions forecasting a combination 30 to 35 knot winds, 3 to 4 metre seas and 'king' tides, the lane closures are a necessary precaution for public safety.

"While it is highly unlikely that the Shire will be directly impacted by a cyclone crossing, and there is little likelihood that there will be any significant risk of damage to private property or major public infrastructure, residents are being asked to exercise caution when driving while the current conditions prevail," Mayor Ludwig said.

"It is expected the Capricorn Coast will continue to experience some fairly severe weather, and with the combination of strong winds, rain and 5 metre plus tides there is the potential for minor inundation of in some lower lying areas."

"Council will continue to monitor the situation and liaise closely with relevant State agencies to ensure our community is appropriately prepared."

Traffic using Farnborough Road will be diverted along the upper lanes at the Bluff for the duration of the morning high tides.

Signage will begin to be erected at 6:30am. It is anticipated the lane closures will continue tomorrow, and will then be reassessed after that.

Future closures will be based on tide and swell conditions.

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