Slippery road warning with wet weekend ahead

RACQ has urged drivers in south east Queensland to take extra care if heading out for a road trip this weekend with heavy rain forecast.

The Bureau of Meterology has predicted up to 40 millimetres of rain for the region, with a chance of a thunderstorm on Sunday.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie warned motorists not to take any risks on potentially slippery roads, and to check weather and road conditions before heading out.

“Many of us may be considering stretching our legs and getting out to explore by road once again, but with slippery conditions predicted, extra care needs to be taken” Ms Ritchie said.

“We have unfortunately had a terrible spate of serious and fatal crashes on our roads over the last week. Please, we don’t want to see any more lives lost on Queensland roads.

“If you’re on the road when a downpour hits, slow down, put your lights on and increase the distance between you and the car in front.

“If it’s too dangerous to continue driving, pull over but never under a tree.

"Heavy rain can cause flash flooding without warning and catching drivers out, so don’t take any chances and remember if it’s flooded, forget it.”

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