Drivers battle bad weather
WET weather chaos kept Maryborough police busy yesterday as several vehicles skidded off slippery roads.
Four drivers ended up on the side of Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road at Dundathu in a morning incident that just got worse and worse.
It started when a 28-year-old Maryborough man driving a Falcon lost control on the wet road.
The car came to rest down a steep embankment. The driver was not injured.
He called his girlfriend who arrived at the scene about 15 minutes later.
The 24-year-old woman parked her Magna sedan on the edge of the road and it was struck from behind by a Toyota Corolla hatchback driven by a 26-year-old Granville man.
A fourth person driving towards Hervey Bay also skidded off the road and ended up in bushes while trying to avoid the first three cars.
Maryborough Sergeant Col Bastable urged drivers to take care in wet weather.
“People should drive to the conditions of the roads and if there are advisory signs provided by the local council then abide by them,” he said.
“And if it is raining heavily turn your headlights on.”
Sgt Bastable said residents could get local road condition reports by calling 131940 or visiting the website 131940.qld.gov.au
Maryborough's sugar mill also came to a grinding halt as rain started bucketing down over the city on Tuesday night.
At Bob's Bridgestone Tyre Centre on Rocky Street, three large roller doors were badly buckled by the wind about 9.30pm Tuesday. Manager Nathan Mobbs said the damage was covered by insurance.