Police reinforce ‘if it’s flooded, forget it’ message

The view of the Maryborough Golf Course from Alice St with Ululah Lagoon in the background.
The view of the Maryborough Golf Course from Alice St with Ululah Lagoon in the background. Boni Holmes

WITH heavy rain falling across large parts of the state today, police are urging motorists to drive to conditions and heed the message: if it's flooded, forget it.

A number of drivers were rescued after proceeding through flooded roads in the Wide Bay area yesterday.

Roads have been closed and warnings in place at low lying areas where creeks have swollen

As the rain moves further south, police are warning drivers particularly around the Sunshine Coast, Caboolture and Brisbane areas to slow down, turn their headlights on and increase their stopping distance.

The Sunshine Coast, Gympie and the Fraser Coast were smashed with rainfall totals of more than 100mm yesterday and today the BOM has the ara on a flood watch. 

Under severe storms or heavy rain bands, flash flooding can occur very quickly and without any notice - even on roads that you usually travel on without any issues.

Flash flooding can cause significant structural damage to roads, so even if you think it looks safe, you can never be sure exactly what is underneath the water.

No matter what car you drive, no matter what bike you ride, no matter what shoes you wear - if it's flooded, forget it.

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