Raining in your area? Check road conditions

RACQ has pleaded with motorists to drive to the conditions with much of Queensland to be hit with a deluge of rain just two months on from Cyclone Debbie.

Parts of northern and central Queensland have already received a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours, with Bowen receiving 114mm and Alva Beach 156mm in just eight hours.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned south east Queensland was next in the firing line, with 60mm predicted to fall on Brisbane today and 80mm on the Gold Coast.

“It’s important motorists who don’t need to be on the road today leave their cars at home,” RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said.

“For those who will be driving, put your headlights on and increase the distance between your vehicle and others around you.

“Many of our roads may still be damaged from the April big wet so motorists need to ensure they’re driving carefully and heed any road closure warnings.

“And remember if it’s flooded, forget it. Getting to your destination is not worth your life or the lives of emergency personnel who have to rescue you.”

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