Roads closed after SEQ drenching

RACQ has warned motorists of a number of roads closed across south east Queensland, after parts of the region copped more than 200mm of rain on Wednesday night.

Sunshine Coast Daily reported widespread flooding had submerged cars and caused transport chaos across the Sunshine Coast.
RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said while the heavy rainfall had passed for now, the danger was not over with many roads currently closed due to flooding.
“It’s important drivers never risk crossing a road that has been inundated,” Ms Ritchie said. 
“Driving through floodwaters means you’ll be putting yourself in danger, along with your passengers and emergency services. It’s simple, if it’s flooded, forget it.
“Before you get behind the wheel today, take a moment and check RACQ’s Road Conditions to ensure your route is clear.”
Ms Ritchie the Club had also received 693 claims for flooded homes and 128 claims for damaged vehicles in south east Queensland over the past week.
“If you’ve been impacted by any weather events and need to make a claim, please give us a call on 13 72 02 as soon as you can.”