Dangerous driving in Qld drenching

RACQ has warned motorists about treacherous driving conditions this weekend, with the weather bureau predicting some parts of the state to cop up to 70mm of rain.

RACQ has warned motorists about treacherous driving conditions this weekend, with the weather bureau predicting some parts of the state to cop up to 70mm of rain.

Brisbane Times reported the Bureau of Meteorology has predicted showers and severe thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday, with possible hail and heavy falls in the central highlands, Darling Downs and south-eastern districts.  

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie urged motorists to stay vigilant and always drive to conditions.

“Drivers should check weather warnings and road conditions before heading out, and if it’s too risky, stay at home,” Ms Ritchie said.

“If you’re driving when wild weather hits – turn your lights on, slow down, increase the distance between you and the car in front.

“If you need to pull over, do so, but never under a tree.”

Ms Ritchie warned heavy rain could cause flash flooding and catch unsuspecting drivers out.

“If you come across a flooded road, never attempt to drive, walk or ride through it. If it’s flooded, forget it.” 

The latest road closures and traffic conditions could be viewed on RACQ’s Road Conditions website.