Inspector Virginia Nelson urged motorists to exercise caution in wet, slippery conditions.
Inspector Virginia Nelson urged motorists to exercise caution in wet, slippery conditions. Allan Reinikka

Stay off flooded roads and stay alive - police urge Rocky

IF IT'S flooded, forget it.

That's the stern message Capricornia police are asking locals to heed this weekend as the region braces itself for cyclonic winds.

Inspector Virginia Nelson urged motorists to exercise caution in wet, slippery conditions.

Since 2011, there have been 10 deaths in Queensland directly linked to driving into flooded rivers, roads and causeways.

"Be aware that small creeks and low lying sections of road can become flooded quickly, and may not always be signed," she said.

"Road surfaces beneath floodwater are often damaged, and water depth and flow can be deceptive and dangerous.

"Motorists should stay away from flooded roads."

The public is reminded that non-compliance may result in on-the-spot penalties of up to $660 or a court appearance for more serious matters.

For up-to-date weather information, including coming forecasts, go to www.bom.gov.au.



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