Big wet forces multiple Sunshine Coast road closures
[6.30AM] A NUMBER of Sunshine Coast roads remain closed this morning due to localised flooding following days of steady rain.
Closed roads in the Sunshine Coast Council area:
|EUDLO||2 EUDLO SCHOOL ROAD||Hazard - Water over Road||1/24/2015, 12:48:13 AM||Closed||Sign on there way to be put out|
|EUDLO||2 HIGHLANDS ROAD||Hazard - Water over Road||1/24/2015, 12:49:36 AM||Closed||Sign are on there way to be put out|
|EUDLO||24 HIGHLANDS ROAD||Hazard - Water over Road||1/24/2015, 1:49:25 AM||Closed||Road flooded|
|KIAMBA||2 KIAMBA RD||Hazard - Water over Road||1/24/2015, 2:44:49 AM||Closed||At Bridge|
|KUREELPA||591 IMAGE FLAT ROAD||Hazard - Water over Road||1/24/2015, 1:03:06 AM||Closed||Road flooded at bridge|
|MOOLOOLAH VALLEY||CONNECTION ROAD||24/01/2015 12:10 AM||Closed||DTMR Event Information Page|
|NAMBOUR||12 SHORT STREET||Hazard - Water over Road||1/24/2015, 12:04:23 AM||Closed||Car park under water closed|
|PALMWOODS||TAINTONS RD||Hazard - Water over Road||1/24/2015, 2:44:48 AM||Closed||Water does rise and fall rapidly, no accwess at 1-00 pm although that may change|
|PALMWOODS||95 JUBILEE DRIVE||Hazard - Water over Road||1/24/2015, 4:00:36 AM||Closed||Road flooded|
|YANDINA||COLEMANS RD||Hazard - Water over Road||1/24/2015, 2:44:48 AM||Closed|
|YANDINA||11 VEE RD||Hazard - Water over Road||1/24/2015, 2:44:47 AM||Closed|
|YANDINA||11 VEE RD||Hazard - Water over Road||1/24/2015, 2:45:51 AM||Closed|
|YANDINA||38 COLEMANS RD||Hazard - Water over Road||1/24/2015, 2:44:47 AM||Closed|
Road closures currently listed on the Sunshine Coast Council website.
*The road closure information is as accurate as possible at the time it is entered. However, as conditions change quickly, this information should be used as a guide only. Council makes no statements, representations or warranties about the accuracy, currency, reliability or completeness of the information.
Closed roads in the Noosa Council area:
SUBWAY AVENUE |
Condition: Closed to all vehicles
Reason: water over road
Advice: do not drive in flood waters
Last Reviewed: Fri 23 Jan 2015 2:55 PM
Road closures currently listed on the Noosa Council website.
*Although every effort is made to ensure Road Condition Information is as accurate as possible at the time it is entered, conditions can change quickly. This information should be used as a guide only.
[8.30pm] QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Service workers have attended plenty of requests for help across the state today.
A QFES spokesman said SES call outs were concentrated to South East Queensland this afternoon with more than 360 calls for assistance since 6.30am.
Calls for help were mostly for flooding or roof damage.
Firefighters have also rescued two motorists stranded in flood waters in separate incidents; one at Wacol and one at Bonogin.
A teenager was also rescued after being caught in flood waters at Currumbin Creek (near the Gold Coast).
Drivers are warned not to risk driving through flood waters however some have been caught on film ignoring the warnings.
QFES have specialist swift water rescue technicians and additional appliances on stand-by at locations across the state.
Sunshine Coast residents have been reminded "if it's flooded, forget it."
Residents in need of assistance should contact the SES on 132 500 for flood response.
As of yet the Daily has received no Australia Day event cancellations due to weather. Organisers of major events say they're optimistic the weather will clear enough for events to go ahead in the region.
AUSTRALIA DAY LONG WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST:
SATURDAY: TOP 30 SHOWERS AND STORMS
SUNDAY: TOP 32 WITH SHOWERS
MONDAY: TOP 29 CHANCE OF SHOWERS
[6.00pm] SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
Thunderstorms and areas of heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to continue in the warning area this afternoon and evening. Currently, the heaviest rain is occurring in the southern Wide Bay and Burnett district north of Kingaroy, and about the southern Gold Coast where recent hourly falls have peaked around 30mm. Heavier rain may redevelop later this afternoon or evening.
Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and islands, Kingaroy, Noosa, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island and Hervey Bay waters.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
The next warning is due to be issued by 10:20 pm.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
[5.00pm] 11 roads are are currently closed within the Sunshine Coast Council region and plenty have been affected by heavy rain water.
RACQ has advised residents to avoid driving where possible with crews already assisting more than 2000 people across Queensland.
The Bruce Highway is experiencing congestion from Caboolture to Tanawha for drivers heading north to the Sunshine Coast.
For a complete list of road closures visit the following council websites.
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Wet weather update from Moreton Bay Regional Council:
Up to 140 mm of rainfall has fallen across the Moreton Bay Region in the past 24 hours, including:
• 138mm - Caboolture
• 121mm - Moorina
• 120mm - Elimbah
• 104mm - Everton Hills
• 100mm - Deception Bay
• 92mm - Dayboro
• 95mm - Strathpine
• 94mm - Toorbul
• 91mm - Morayfield
• 89mm - Clontarf
Moreton Bay Regional Council will continue to monitor local weather conditions with further widespread rainfall between 50mm and 100mm and the potential for some flash-flooding expected across South-East Queensland this evening, and easing into tomorrow morning.
Currently two local roads are closed in the Moreton Bay Region, including:
• Mott Street, Strathpine
• Whiteside Road, Whiteside
With plenty of wet roads across the region, council is urging motorists to slow down and drive to the conditions.
To monitor your local road conditions visit -www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/roadconditions
If you're concerned about possible flash-flooding around your property, council provides sand and sandbags at the following locations:
• Arana Hills SES - 2 Pine Hills Drive, off Jinker Track
• Beachmere - Rogers Street Sports Ground
• Bribie Island SES - 208-224 First Avenue
• Narangba - Oakey Flat Road (between Raynbird Road roundabout and Sovereign Drive roundabout
• Caboolture Council Depot - corner of Commercial Drive & Machinery Parade
• Deception Bay Council Depot carpark - Old Bay Road
• Elimbah - Coronation Drive (opposite the church in the median strip)
• Petrie SES - 3 Woonara Drive
• Redcliffe SES - 42 Portwood Street
• Woodford Council Depot - Mary Street or Woodford Memorial Hall (rear car park)
Please note these are sandbag supply locations only. You will need to bring a shovel to fill your own sandbags.
For more information visit www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/sandbags
Get ready with MoretonAlert
Residents in the Moreton Bay Regional Council area can sign up to council's free storm alert service called MoretonAlert.
The service provides storm alerts via SMS or e-mail and include a link to the latest weather radar imagery.
Simply visit www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/moretonalert or call Moreton Bay Regional Council on 3205 0555 during normal business hours.
[3:30 PM] THE following roads have been listed as closed due to water over the road by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
- EUDLO SCHOOL ROAD - sign on the way to be put out
- HIGHLANDS ROAD (EUDLO) - sign on the way to be put out
- IMAGE FLAT ROAD (KUREELPA) - road flooded at bridge
- SHORT STREET (NAMBOUR)- Car park under water closed
- MOOLOOLAH VALLEY CONNECTION ROAD
The council has also provided a list of impacted roads (below) and remember if it's flooded, forget it.
"There is a possibility of flash flooding or landslips near roads, so please take extra care when driving in these wet conditions," said Local Disaster Management Centre Co-ordinator Andrew Ryan.
"There are reports of around 100mm falling in just three hours in the Palmwoods and Glasshouse Mountains areas."
Weather warnings, road closures and other important information can be found on Council's Disaster Hub at www.disaster.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.
For life threatening emergencies call 000.
For emergency help in storms and floods call SES 13 25 00.
[2:00PM:] The Sunshine Coast has experienced heavy rain which is expected to continue into the afternoon.
The heaviest rain was recorded southwest of Caloundra and was forecast to affect Moreton Bay and Caboolture, Beerburrum areas after 1pm.
Waterspouts were also reported along the Sunshine Coast this morning.
Rain fall is likely to exceed 100-159mm overnight with localised flooding possible.
Drivers have been warned to not drive through flood waters.
EARLIER: A SEVERE weather warning has been issued for the Sunshine Coast this morning due to likely heavy rain and flash flooding in the area.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning at 7.43am to warn of more heavy rain on the way.
"Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to continue today. Currently, the heaviest rain is
located on radar over the greater Brisbane area," it read.
Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Coolangatta, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and islands and Caloundra.
Falls up to 80mm have occured during the last 2 hours over parts of the greater Brisbnae area.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
- Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
- For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
The next warning is due to be issued by 1:45 pm.
Moreton Bay Regional Council warned abnormally high tides were forecast for parts of the Moreton Bay area today.
Residents were encouraged to monitor local conditions. Further updates and radar images are available from the Bureau of Meteorology www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR663.loop.shtml
Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging local residents to make sure they are prepared. More advice about getting you and your family storm-prepared is available from www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/disaster
If you're heading off for the long weekend take care on the roads today.