Gympie Regional Council worker Rieland Plate stands in front of a massive gum tree pulled out by the roots, washed down Boonara Creek and lodged on Ahern Rd, near Tansey.
Gympie Regional Council worker Rieland Plate stands in front of a massive gum tree pulled out by the roots, washed down Boonara Creek and lodged on Ahern Rd, near Tansey. Renee Pilcher

Crews work hard to clear tonnes of debris

A GYMPIE Regional Council crew was working with a contracted excavator yesterday to clear a causeway on Ahern Rd at Tansey that has been completely blocked by tonnes of debris deposited by the engorged Boonara Creek.

The debris included several massive boulders and a gum tree, root-ball and all.

Main Roads' crews and council crews have been out in force, getting the region's road network operational, and there were multiple fires burning near Goomeri, Tansey and Booubyjan as the clean-up continued.

The council was concentrating on the worst damage in the west, which includes the following roads, bridges and causeways:

A structure on McKewen Rd, the approach to the bridge on Smith Rd, the floodway on Pike Rd, multiple structures on Kinbombi Rd, Rossmore Rd and Upper Thornside Rd, a bridge on Dray Rd, major overslips and damage to multiple structures on Mudlo Rd.

There was a damaged structure on Margoo Rd and Goomeri West Rd, and damaged pavement and structures to Holroyd Rd, and damaged pavement and structures to Daddamarine Rd and Old Murgon Gayndah Rd.

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