Heavy rain closes roads in Gympie
MORE than 290mm of rain - 11 inches on the old scale - were dumped on Gympie between 10am Saturday and midday Sunday.
The deluge, together with fallen trees and increased potholes, has created havoc on roads across the region, prompting a call from police for residents to stay out of their cars unless absolutely necessary.
Police said there was widespread flooding in the Gympie and South Burnett regions.
Many major arterial roads are now cut off due to flood waters including the Mary Valley Highway, Bruce Highway, Tin Can Bay Road, Cooloola Coast Road, Rainbow Beach Road as well as many other smaller roads.
Many of these roads are unsigned and motorists are urged to limit all non-essential travel and to stay away from flooded roads.
The following roads were closed as of 10.30am Sunday morning:
Yabba Creek Rd (Yabba Creek No. 1 & No. 6).
Tin Can Bay Road (Moody Creek).
Burnett Highway (north and south of Goomeri).
Kilkivan Tansey Road (Wide Bay Creek).
Baulked Woolooga Rd.
Wolvi Rd (flash flooding).
Noosa Rd (near Speedway).
East Deep Creek Road (near Nolan Meats).
Old Goomboorian Rd.
Fisher and Pocket Rd.
Traveston Crossing Road (Traveston Crossing Bridge)
Mary Valley Rd.
Sandy Crk Rd.
Amamoor Creek Road (crossings).
Wide Bay Highway (Bells Bridge).
Walker Road (Walker's Bridge).
Moy Pocket Road (Pickering's Bridge).
Gympie Woolooga Road (Kidd Bridge on Exhibition Rd).
Tin Can Bay Road (Coondoo Bridge).
Kenilworth-Skyring Creek (Chinamans Creek Bridge).
Kenilworth-Skyring Creek (Happy Jack Creek).
Mary Valley Highway (Bunya Bridge).
Burnett Highway (Chippendall Creek).
Fishermans Pocket Road (Near Dobbo's Road).
Burnett Highway: Goomeri - Gayndah (Boonara Creek/Rockemer Bridge).
Burnett Highway at Goomeri (township).
Wide Bay Highway (Between Kilkivan - Goomeri).
Sandy Creek Road (Belvedere Road).
North Deep Creek Road (Stoney Creek Road).
Brisbane Road (One Mile School).
Gympie - Woolooga Road (Eel Creek).
Cedar Pocket Road.
Sorensen Road (roundabout).
Bruce Highway (South - Six Mile Creek)
Bruce Highway (South - Kybong -near Traveston Crossing Road).