Flash flooding cuts Bruce Highway

 

THE Bruce Highway is cut in multiple places this morning after a night of heavy rain caused flash flooding.

As of 6.30am flash flooding has closed sections of the highway at Reed Beds and at Gumlu.

It's also cut further south at Goorganga Plains at Lethebrook and at Bloomsbury.

In the north, the Bruce Highway is cut at Bemerside at Seymour River, but one lane is currently open to traffic as of 6.15am.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads advises delays are expected and urged drivers not to ignore warning signs to drive through floodwaters.

Road closures

A number of roads in the region are closed due to flooding. As of 6am they include:

  • Bruce Highway, Reed Beds, Shirbourne: All lanes affected, both directions, delays expected.
  • Woodstock Giru Road, Shirbourne: Water over road sections between Bruce Highway and Flinders Highway, all lanes affected.
  • Woodstock Giru Road, Majors Creek: Road closed to all traffic, long delays expected

 

The rain has caused havoc with a few intersections as well, with signal faults at a number of traffic lights in Townsville this morning including Sturt Street in Townsville City, Bayswater Road in Currajong and North Shore Boulevard in Burdell.


School students tuck into delicious morning Brekky Club

School students tuck into delicious morning Brekky Club

There are plans to extend it to more days and help the students out

Paying the favour forward for North Qld flood victims

Paying the favour forward for North Qld flood victims

Kariboe Street Collective or Theodore Home and Garden Cafe drop off

Cyclone Oma needed to go north to deliver desperate rainfall

Cyclone Oma needed to go north to deliver desperate rainfall

The weekend weather is expected to be hot and partly cloudy