As the water recedes from the heart of Maryborough, shopowners start on the hot, wet and muddy clean up operation.
EXACTLY six months ago, the Fraser Coast woke up to complete isolation and the biggest flood in almost four decades.
TRAFFIC trying to get to the Bruce Hwy is banked up along Walker St to Maryborough Base Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.
VOLUNTEERS can pull on their gumboots, grab a stiff broom and a shovel and head into the Maryborough central business district to help clean-up after the flood.
AS FLOODWATERS slowly recede, the extent of damage to homes and businesses in Maryborough is being revealed.