Better not put the umbrella away just yet

WITH wet weather causing rivers and creeks to rise - and more rain on the way - the risk of flash flooding is not over yet.

Roads including the Bruce Hwy that were closed on Sunday due to wet weather have been re-opened, but they may go under again if storm clouds break.

Fraser Coast disaster planning co-ordinator Mal Churchill said with heavy rainfall the prospect of flash flooding was very real.

"Don't drive through flooded streams," he said. "It jeopardises lives."

Mr Churchill said it was important people took heed of weather warnings and kept up to date with the latest information.

"I think the key thing is to be alert, listen to the warning and plan ahead," he said.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology Maryborough received 196mm of rain during the past seven days, while Hervey Bay recorded 123mm.

More showers are predicted throughout the first week of April on the Fraser Coast.

The Mary River at Maryborough is expected to remain below minor flood levels.



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