EKATERINI Norman isn't asking for a road made of gold, she just wants to be able to go home.
The Coowoonga woman has been sleeping in her little Corolla most nights since last Thursday, after flooded creeks cut off access to her Hoys Rd property.
"It's very uncomfortable and very, very scary," she said.
"I've just got a doona and a blanket and a couple of pillows."
Ekaterini also had to leave behind her two beloved chihuahuas, but luckily a neighbour is keeping a watchful eye over them.
"The reason I flee is because I work in town in the afternoons," she said.
"I finish at about 11.30pm, so by the time I get there it's too dark to tell how deep the water is because it's so spread out on the road.
"The water just kicks me out of there."
She isn't the only one to be left stranded.
The community of Upper Ulam has also become isolated again, following the recent rains.
Ekaterini said the road had been let go to the point where underground pipes were visible.
"This has been going on for the five years I've been there and people were fighting for it a long time before me," she said.
She said Rockhampton Regional Council workers had "patched it up" in previous years, but it wasn't enough.
Council chief executive Evan Pardon said Hoys Rd had emergency repair works done in early February, after ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
He said the road was inspected yesterday and found to be passable with caution.
"A heavy formation grade was done on the road in 2011 and some minor works were completed last year while crews were working in the area.
"As council is responsible for more than 3000km of roads around the Rockhampton region, crews are often not able to get out and inspect every road on a daily basis," he said.
"During rain events like we have had this year, many of the region's roads are impacted and have to be repaired in order of priority - which is based on things like usage, or on severity of damage.
"Council sometimes has to rely on customers to report road problems," he said.