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Downpour forces cancellation of some weekend events

The soccer fields in Torquay were inundated on Saturday afternoon.
The soccer fields in Torquay were inundated on Saturday afternoon. Robyne Cuerel

SOAKING rain which turned gutters to rivers and forced the cancellation of weekend sporting events across the Fraser Coast is unlikely to return this week.

While it could take some time for parched roads, pitted with potholes, to recover, Saturday's drenching was a welcome one for the region which in the past two weeks has experienced the first decent downpours in many months.

At least 43mm of rain fell within hours at Hervey Bay on Saturday afternoon.

Maryborough had about 40mm the night before.

Roads at Burrum Heads, Toogoom, Torbanlea and Torquay experienced minor flooding but were clear by Sunday morning.

Mostly dry conditions are expected for the next few days with showers forecast on Wednesday.

Rainwater gushes through one of the drains on Elizabeth St in Urangan on Saturday afternoon.
Rainwater gushes through one of the drains on Elizabeth St in Urangan on Saturday afternoon. Robyne Cuerel

Topics:  hervey bay, maryborough, rain, weather



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