Middlemount cops rainfall in buckets

WATER HAZARD: The Middlemount Golf Club was awash this week. cont.
WATER HAZARD: The Middlemount Golf Club was awash this week. cont.

THE rain just keeps falling in Middlemount with reports of close to 150mm in the past week.

Resident Kathy Atwell recorded 91mm on Tuesday, and official figures put levels in the region close to 110mm, causing road closures on the outskirts of town.

“Everywhere is just wet, my backyard looks like a swimming pool,” Kathy said.

“It’s been raining hell for leather out here.”

Airport Road was closed to all traffic from Monday and Wednesday morning and flood waters were just two bars from the top on the flood indicator.

The Fitzroy Developmental Road, closed last weekend, remained off limits to vehicles as well as the Middlemount-Dysart Road approximately six kilometres west of the town.

Floodwaters shut the road, and Kathy said water levels were “right up to just under the bridge”.

“It’s been wet and probably will remain that way,” she said.

“Everywhere is saturated.”

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast scattered showers and thunderstorms, with possible moderate to heavy falls.

It is predicted to clear by Sunday.

“It’s been raining hell for leather out here”

Resident Kathy Atwell

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