Wet week to wreak havoc on SEQ roads

Drivers have been put on notice after heavy rainfall lashed the southern coast of Queensland overnight.

The Bureau of Meteorology has recorded more than 200mm of rain in the past 48 hours across parts of the Gold Coast, with even heavier falls experienced in northern New South Wales.

RACQ has warned motorists to drive to the conditions this week, with predictions of another 60- 100mm of rain to fall in south east in the next 24 hours.

“The latest advice from the Bureau suggests there could be flash flooding in flood prone areas, so it’s important people plan the journey in advance and find a safe route,” RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said.

“It’s vital motorists check road conditions before getting in the car this week.

“Remember if it’s flooded forget it, heading out onto road that has floodwater on it is simply not worth the risk.”

All the latest road closures across the east coast can be viewed on RACQ’s road conditions website.