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ROADS CLOSED: CQ roads go under as rivers rise

UPDATE: 4.27pm: 

THE LATEST full list of roads closed in the Rockhampton region: 

ROAD CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES:

Boulder Creek Road, Boulder Creek

Bishop Road, Garnant at Four Miles Ck

Riverslea Rodd, Gogangom at the Fitzroy River

Capricorn Street, Gracemere between Middle Road and Foster Street

Horse Creek Lane, Horse Creek

Farm Street, Kawana at the intersection of Farm Street and Haynes Street

North Langmorn Road, Marmor

San Jose Road, Marmor

Glenroy Road, Morinish, at Glenroy Crossing

Piddichs Crossing, Mt Morgan

Randwick Lane, Mt Morgan

Boundary Road, Parkhurst at Norman Road

Roopes Road / Bridge, Port Curtis

Quay Street Riverbank Carparks, Rockhampton City both carparks

South Yaamba Road, South Yaamba at Deep Creek

ROADS OPEN, BUT WATER OVER ROADS

Alton Downs-Nine Mile Road, Alton Downs at the intersection Alton Downs-Nine Mile Road and Nine Mile Road

Beasley Street, Frenchville near Moyle Street

Kerrigan Street, Frenchville between Dean Street and Thozet Road

Thozet Road, Frenchville near Duthie Ck

Haynes Street, Kawana at the intersection of Haynes Street and Griffith Street

Cooper Street, Koongal between Paterson Street and Stenhouse Street

Horner Street, Koongal between Beak Street and Cooper Street

Paterson Avenue, Koongal at Curran Street

Rhodes Street, Koongal between Cavan Street and Curran Street

Stack Street, Koongal between Lakes Creek Road and Stenhouse Street

Spring Street, Mt Morgan

Underwood Street, Park Avenue

Ridgelands Road, Ridgelands between Pink Lily Road and McKenzie Road

GOING UNDER: This map is current as of 4.40pm.
GOING UNDER: This map is current as of 4.40pm.

EARLIER: 7am: 

*The lists below will be continually updated as more information on conditions comes through. Latest update 7am Friday from Department of Transport and Main Roads*

UPDATE 1.15PM: There are reports sections of bitumen have lifted from the roadway at Marmor, south of Rockhampton. 

While the Bruce Hwy remains open at 12 Mile Creek at Marmor, motorists are urged to drive to conditions as traffic has been reduced to one lane. 

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UPDATE 11AM: Dozens of roads are closed across Central Queensland. 

Rockhampton-Yeppoon Rd and Emu Park Rd have both re-opened. 

The following roads around the wider Central Queensland region, including Emerald and surrounds, are closed:

CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES:

  • Joskeleigh Rd, Keppel Sands
  • Coowoonga Rd 
  • Sleipner Rd, Mount Chalmers
  • Coorooman Creek Rd
  • Greenlake Rd, Rockyview
  • Whites Rd, Bondoola
  • Barmaryee Rd
  • Cobraball Rd
  • Lake Mary Rd, Mulara
  • Raglan Station Rd, Raglan
  • Gentle Annie Rd, Ambrose
  • Raglan Station Rd, Ambrose
  • Waterpark Rd, Byfield
  • Stockyard Rd, Stockyard
  • Doonside Rd, Canal Creek
  • Stanage Bay Rd, Kunwarara
  • Glenprairie Rd, Marlborough
  • Coorumburra Rd, Marlborough
  • Marlborough Sarina Rd, Marlborough
  • Fitzroy Development Rd (Dingo Mt Flora Rd), Dingo
  • Pine Grove Rd, Dingo
  • Charlevue Rd, Dingo
  • Saiittarius Rd, Blackwater
  • Bluff Jellinbah Rd, Bluff
  • Anglewood Rd, Malrborough/Ogmore
  • Bruce Hwy at Ogmore
  • Ogmore Rd
  • May Downs Rd, May Downs
  • Capricorn Hwy at Gogango Creek
  • Duaringa Baralaba Rd, Barnard
  • Aroona Rd, Duaringa
  • Apis Creek Rd, Duaringa
  • Leichhardt Hwy at various location between Dululu and Theodore
  • Dixalea Deeford Rd, Wowan
  • Tomlins Rd, Smoky Creek
  • Burnett Hwy, Dululu
  • Dawson Hwy at 4 Mile Creek, Banana
  • Banana Baralaba Rd, Banana
  • Blackwater Rolleston Rd, approximately 46km south of Blackwater
  • Capricorn Hwy at multiple locations between Duaringa and Blackwater
  • Blackwater Cooroorah Rd at Bedford Weir
  • Gem Rd, Gindie
  • Glenorina Rd, Gindie
  • Sandhurst Rd, Gindie
  • Talafa Rd, Emerald
  • Bertles Rd, Fork Lagoons
  • Capella Rubyvale Rd, The Gemfields
  • Dawson Development Rd, Springsure
  • Dawson Hwy (Rolleston Springsure Rd), Springsure
  • Wealwandangie Rd, Springsure
  • Arcturus Rd, Springsure
  • Porphyry St, Springsure
  • Thompson Point Rd, Nankin

OPEN WITH CAUTION:

  • Mount Chalmers Rd, Cawarral
  • Botos Rd, Mount Chalmers
  • Dairy Inn Rd, Cawarral
  • Taranganba Rd
  • Greenlake Rd, Barmoya
  • Pine Mountain Dr, Bondoola
  • Bondoola Rd, Bondoola
  • Lake Mary Rd, Greenlake
  • Neils Rd, Barmaryee
  • Old Byfield Rd, Bungundarra
  • Woodbury Rd, Adelaide Park
  • Rossmoya Rd, Rossmoya
  • Farnborough Rd, Pacific Heights
  • Rossmoya Rd, Wattlebank
  • Milman Rd, Milman
  • Limestone Creek Rd, Inverness
  • Etna Creek Rd, Etna Creek
  • Mulga St, Blackwater

UPDATE 10AM: Rockhampton Regional Council has released an updated list of road closures in the region as at 9am. 

CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES: 

  • Old Baree Rd and Creek St at Baree from Gordon Ln to Cole Ave
  • Horse Creek Ln, Horse Creek
  • Randwick Ln, Mt Morgan
  • Showgrounds Rd, Mt Morgan from Burnett Hwy to Burnett Ln
  • Boundary Rd, Parkhurst at Norman Rd
  • Ridgelands Rd, Limestone Creek
  • South Yaamba Rd at Deep Creek
  • Struck Oil Rd, Limestone
  • Boulder Creek Rd, Boulder Creek
  • Bishop Rd, Garnant at Four Mile Creek
  • Riverslea Rd, Gogango at Fitzroy River
  • Capricorn St, Gracemere between Middle Rd and Foster St
  • Fairy Bower Rd, Gracemere from Macquarie St to Malchi-Nine Mile Rd
  • Macquarie St, Gracemere from Middle Rd to Foster St
  • Farm St, Kawana at the intersection of Farm and Haynes St
  • North Langmorn Rd, Marmor
  • San Jose Rd, Marmor
  • Glenroy Rd, Morinish at Glenroy Crossing
  • Piddichs Crossing, Mt Morgan
  • Racecourse Rd, Mt Morgan from Tipperary Rd to School St
  • Alton Downs-Nine Mile Rd, Nine Mile at Paradise Lagoons
  • Roopes Rd/Bridge at Port Curtis
  • Both riverbank car parks at Quay St

OPEN - WATER OVER ROAD: 

  • Paterson Ave, Koongal at Curran St
  • Rhodes St, Koongal between Cavan St and Curran St
  • Stack St, Koongal between Lakes Creek Rd and Stenhouse St
  • Spring St, Mt Morgan
  • Alton Downs - Nine Mile Rd, at the intersection between the roads
  • Beasley St, Frenchville near Moyle St
  • Kerrigan St, Frenchville between Dean St and Thozet Rd
  • Thozet Rd, Frenchville near Duthie Park
  • Middle Rd, Gracemere between Macquarie St and Stewart St
  • Haynes St, Kawana at the intersection with Griffith St
  • Cooper St, Koongal between Paterson St and Stenhouse St
  • Horner St, Koongal between Beak St and Cooper St
  • Rhodes St, Koongal
  • San Jose Rd, Marmor
  • Horner St, Koongal between Beak St and Cooper St
  • Mine Rd, Mount Morgan
  • Showgrounds Rd, Mt Morgan
  • Underwood St, Park Avenue
  • Ridgelands Rd, between Pink Lily Rd and McKenzie Rd

UPDATE: 9.06pm: 

CHAOS has erupted on the Bruce Hwy as flash floods sink the Bruce Hwy.

About 40 vehicles are currently banked up on both sides of the Bruce Hwy at Bajool, which has been cut by water across the road.

It's understood many more motorists have turned back.

The Morning Bulletin's Matt Holdsworth is at the scene.

"The water is about 300mm deep, and it's just flash flooding across the highway," he said.

"It looks like it's in two main spots near the explosives factory."

He said it appears a third flashpoint at Oaky Creek could go under soon as well.

More to come

UPDATE: 8.51am: 

CHAOS has erupted on the Bruce Hwy at Bajool as flash floods shut the road.

Traffic has banked up on the Bruce Hwy.

>>Rocky disaster boss: Time to 'activate' response now

 

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It is believed about 300-400mm of water is flowing over the Bruce Hwy.

More roads have gone under across Central Queensland after a deluge dumped down overnight.

SCROLL down for a full list of road closures  

 

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More to come

8am: There are reports of 300-400mm of water flowing over the Bruce Hwy at Bajool. 

It's understood the road will soon be closed to all but heavy vehicles. 

There have also been reports that one entrance to Frenchville State School is inaccessible due to flash flooding. 

Principal Leisa Neaton said teachers will remain at the school, but parents are encouraged to keep children home. 

6.35am: A Queensland Police spokesperson said the Bruce Hwy was closed to all traffic in both directions 3km south of Marlborough about 1.20am. 

The township has been isolated, with the road also cut about 10km north. 

There are reports sections of the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Rd have been cut, with police on scene saying the road may open again within the hour depending on weather.

Rockhampton prepares for more wild weather as edges of Cyclone Debbie bear down on the city.
Rockhampton prepares for more wild weather as edges of Cyclone Debbie bear down on the city. Amber Hooker

Police are monitoring two sections of the highway at Headlow Creek and Limestone Creek, where water is running over the road. 

4am: The Bruce Hwy remains closed 15km north of Marlborough due to flooding.

 Transport and Main Roads website says it was closed about 12.10am all lanes blocked in both directions with long delays expected.

 Heavy rain continues to fall across the area, 200km north of Rockhampton, with almost 90mm of rain recorded since 9am Wednesday. 

Further north St Lawrence has received 116mm of rain since  9am Wednesday.

 For up to date information on road conditions, visit QLDTraffic or phone 13 19 40.

UPDATE: 7.48pm: 

THE CAPRICORN Highway is the latest victim of flash flood wreak havoc across Central Queensland roads.

Blackwater police have issued an alert to motorists that the highway between Blackwater and Bluff.

"Whilst it doesn't look deep at the start, it is deep on the Bluff side," Blackwater police said in a Facebook post.

"Please do not drive through flooded roads … If it is flooded, forget it." 

EARLIER: 

AS EX-Tropical Cyclone Debbie makes her way through the Central Queensland region today, daily falls of up to 200mm and possibly higher are expected.

A Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) spokeswoman said officers are inspecting all roads now.

Reports came through early this morning that the Bruce Hwy near Marlborough was underwater, but the spokeswoman said there is "currently no water over the road there yet".

"We will continue to monitor throughout the day," she said.

INUNDATED: Road across CQ are going under.
INUNDATED: Road across CQ are going under.

Over the past few days and overnight the region has been soaked, resulting in flash flooding and the closure of many local roads.

ROADS CLOSED

Stanage Bay Rd, Kunwarrara

Doonside Rd, Canal Creek

Stockyard Rd, Stockyard

Lake Mary Rd, Greenlake

Taranganba Rd, Taranganba

Waterpark Rd, Byfield

Stanley Avenue, Barmaryee

Coorooman Creek Rd, Coorooman

Whites Rd, Bondoola

Mount Chalmers Rd, Cawarral

Botos Rd, Mount Chalmers

Apis Creek Rd, Duaringa

Dairy Inn Rd, Cawarral

Cobraball Rd, Bondoola

Thompson Point Rd, Nankin

Barmaryee Rd, Barmaryee

Raglan Station Rd, Ambrose

Raglan Station Rd, Raglan

Riverslea Rd at Fitzroy River, Gogango

Capricorn St, Gracemere

Macquarie St between Middle Rd and Foster St, Gracemere

Fairy Bower Rd from Macquarie St to Malchi-Nine Mile Rd

Farm St at Haynes St, Kawana

York St, Kawana

Struck Oil Rd, Limestone

Glenroy Rd at Glenroy Crossing, Morinish 

Piddichs Crossing, Mt Morgan

Racecourse Rd, Mt Morgan

Alton Downs - Nine Mile Rd at Paradise Lagoons, Nine Mile

Roopes Road / Bridge, Port Curtis

WATER OVER ROAD

Alton Downs - Nine Mile Rd at intersection Alton Downs-Nine Mile Rd and Nine Mile Rd

Water St at Rodboro St, Berserker

Middle Rd between Macquarie St and Stewart St, Gracemere

Haynes St at Griffith St, Kawana

San Jose Rd, Marmor

Mine Rd, Mt Morgan

Showgrounds Rd, Mt Morgan

Underwood St, Park Avenue

Ridgelands Rd between Pink Lily Rd and McKenzie Rd, Ridgelands

OPEN WITH CAUTION

Keppel Sands Rd, Joskeleigh

Neils Rd, Barmaryee

Old Byfield Rd, Bungundarra

Lake Mary Rd, Greenlake/Mulara

Barmaryee Rd, Barmaryee

Rossmoya Rd, Wattlebank

Greenlake Rd, Barmoya/Sandringham

Hewitt St, Emu Park

Smith St, Barlows Hill

Pine Mountain Drive, Mulara

Bondoola Rd, Bondoola

Adelaide Park Rd, Inverness/Yeppoon

Limestone Creek Rd, Adelaide Park

Dawson Rd, Glenless

Milman Rd, Milman

Dry Weather Rd, Wattlebank

Etna Creek Rd, Etna Creek

Fourteen Mile Rd, The Caves

Mount Rae Rd, Bungundarra

Bruce Hwy, Bajool/Midgee

Coowonga Rd, Coowonga

Bungundarra Rd, Bungundarra

Bungundarra Rd, Adelaide Park

Farnborough Rd, Farnborough

Tanby Rd, Hidden Valley/Yeppoon

GLADSTONE REGION: 

Central Region

Gordon Road, Burua - closed

Butcher Road, Calliope - Proceed with caution

Cockeye Road, Calliope - Proceed with caution

Old Coach Road, Calliope - Proceed with caution

Booroo Road, O'Connell - Proceed with caution

Glenlyon Rd, O'Connell - Proceed with caution

Western Region

Blackgate Road, Wooderson - closed

Popenia Road, Darts Creek - Road closed at Cemetery - 500mm and rising

Raglan Station Road, Raglan - closed

Raglan Station Road, Ambrose - closed

The Narrows Road, Mt Larcom - closed

Larcom Creek on Darts Creek Road, Darts Creek - closed

Targinnie Road, Targinnie - Open with caution

Calliope Station Road, Mt Alma - closed

Dawson Highway Sheep Station Creek Road, Calliope - closed

Gentle Annie Road, Raglan - closed

Mt Alma Road, East End - closed

Mt Alma Road, Bracewell - closed

O'Connor Road, Benaraby - closed

Goodman Road, Mt Larcom - closed

Schilling Lane, Calliope - closed

Tablelands Road, Calliope -   Open with caution water over road at Slippery and Double Creek

Southern Region

Fingerboard Road, Miriam Vale - closed

Bindaree Rd, Thee Mile Bridge, Miriam Vale - closed

Blackmans Gap Rd, House Creek, Miriam Vale - closed

Gorge Rd - Baffle Creek Bridge, Lowmead - closed

Lowmead Rd - various locations, Colosseum - closed

Reed Bed Rd - Lagoon Creek, Bororen - closed

Tableland Rd - two locations, Mt Maria - Water over road

Coast Road, Baffle Creek - closed



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