Flooded roads in Queensland big wet

With more than 60 roads flooded across the State, RACQ has urged Queenslanders to plan their trips in advance and avoid driving through flood waters at all costs.

RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said long term flooding and flash flooding had cut 64 roads around Queensland.

“We’re seeing roads cut from Mount Isa, across to Cloncurry and all the way down to Goondiwindi due to the ongoing rains,” Ms Hunter said. 

“While the rainfall is welcome in many parts of the region we need to reiterate the dangers of flooded roads, so again we’re urging drivers to never to drive through flood waters.

“Our RACQ LifeFlight choppers have conducted two dramatic rescues already this week to save the lives of people stranded by flood water and we don’t want to see anyone else putting themselves at risk.”

Ms Hunter urged anyone setting off on the roads to check RACQ Road Conditions before they left.

“No matter how often you drive these roads, or how familiar they are to you, wet weather can change them in an instant,” she said. 

“Double check your route before you set off, drive to the changing conditions and be prepared to turn around if you come across flooding.”  

A full list of road closures could be viewed at RACQ Road Conditions.