ROAD CLOSURES: Flood warnings remain for Fraser Coast roads

UPDATE 9.30AM FRIDAY: WARNINGS remain in place for a number of roads across the Fraser Coast.

According to the department of Transport and Main Roads, sections of the following roads are still closed after 48 hours of heavy rain from ex-tropical cyclone Debbie.

-          Pialba Burrum Heads Rd

-          Torbanlea Pialba Rd at Beelbi Ck

-          Mungar Rd, Tiaro, at the Mary River

-          Boompa Rd at various locations

Maryborough Biggenden Rd at Aramara has re-opened, and the warning has been removed for Booral Rd at the Bunya Ck crossing.

There is no longer a warning in place for the Bruce Hwy at Aldershot.

UPDATE 7.05PM THURSDAY: BOTH lanes of the Bruce Hwy at Aldershot are closed due to flash flooding.

The road has been closed to all traffic on the highway at the Saltwater Ck Bridge.

Parts of Burrum Heads Rd, Torbanlea Pialba Rd, Pialba Burrum Heads Rd and Booral Rd are also closed due to flash flooding.

UPDATE 10AM THURSDAY: Two more roads have been closed on the Fraser Coast due to the wet weather. 

Various sections of Boompa Road has been inundated with water and is closed to all traffic. 

Maryborough Biggenden Road near Aramara has also been closed, according to the latest update from Queensland Transport and Main Roads. 

The road is closed to all traffic in both directions and delays are expected. 

UPDATE 7.20PM WEDNESDAY: A SECTION of Burrum Heads Rd has been closed to all traffic in both directions due to water on the road.

A stretch of road between Burrum Heads and Burrum River has been temporarily cut off.

Drivers are asked to seek an alternative route.

UPDATE 6.20PM: WARNINGS have been issued for two more roads affected by water on the Fraser Coast.

Torbanlea Pialba Rd and Burrum Heads Rd both have water over all lanes at river and creek crossings, according to the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Torbanlea Pialba Rd is affected near Burgowan and Burrum Heads Rd is affected at Burrum River.

A warning remains in place for Maryborough - Hervey Bay Rd at Susan River, and drivers are urged to continue with caution.

Booral Rd at the Bunya Creek crossing remains closed.

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UPDATE 4.30PM: MARYBOROUGH - Hervey Bay Rd near Susan River has re-opened after it was closed due to flash-flooding.

Drivers are advised to remain cautious and follow the road rules.

UPDATE: 3.50PM: A STRETCH of Maryborough - Hervey Bay rd near Susan River has been closed.

According to RACQ, Booral Rd at the Bunya Ck crossing is also closed.

Drivers are urged to seek alternative routes from these areas and not to drive through flood waters.

EARLIER: A SECTION of Booral Rd is temporarily closed due to flash flooding.

The Bunya Ck crossing has been closed since about 11pm on Tuesday, and was still closed on Wednesday morning.

Drivers in the area are advised to use Main St and Hebblewhite Rd as alternative routes, and never drive through flood waters.

As Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie moves south, the region is predicted to receive up to 210mm of rain between today and Friday, with the heaviest rain set to fall on Thursday.

 

Booral Rd is one of the most flood-prone roads on the Fraser Coast, according to the Transport and Main Roads department.

Click here to find out some other flood-prone roads, bridges and creek systems around the region.



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