Bruce Hwy to be cut for days

Authorities have warned North Queensland residents the Bruce Highway could be cut by flood waters for several more days, even after the Herbert River peaks on Friday afternoon.
Police at road blockade
RACQ has warned drivers to avoid travel on the roads unless absolutely necessary.

The Bruce Highway was cut in both directions on Friday morning, isolating Ingham residents.

RACQ’s Lauren Ritchie said there was still more than 150 roads closed due to flooding, hazards or debris over the road.

“While the rain has subsided there will be considerable flooding experienced in North Queensland well into the weekend,” Ms Ritchie said.

“Disappointingly police have reported a number of motorists have attempted to drive through flood waters or around road closures.

“Drivers must expect there will be significant disruption to their journeys in the coming days and they will need to heed the warnings of authorities about whether or not a road is safe to cross.”

Current road closures as of 2:40pm 9 March, 2018

 Event type Roads   Suburbs
 Flash flooding Hervey Range Road Dotswood
 Flash flooding Bruce Highway Coolbie / Damper Creek
 Flash flooding Bruce Highway (Cardwell Ranage Road) Bemerside
 Flash flooding Bruce Highway Gairloch / Ingham
 Flash flooding Hervey Range Road Basalt / Dotswood
 Flash flooding Lannercost Street Ingham
 Long-term flooding Lannercost Street Ingham
 Flash flooding Ingham Halifax Road (Eddleston Drive) Cordelia
 Flash flooding Ingham Halifax Road (Eddleston Drive) Cordelia
 Flash flooding Herbert River Bridge (Abergowrie Road) Long Pocket
 Flash flooding Ingham Halifax Road (Eddleston Drive) Cordelia
 Flash flooding Bruce Highway Gairloch
 Long-term flooding Bruce Highway Helens Hill / Ingham / Toobanna
 Flash flooding Flash flooding Mulgrave / Ravenswood
 Long-term flooding Conjuboy Road Conjuboy / Greenvale
 Long-term flooding Long-term flooding Mount Wyatt / Ravenswood
 Long-term flooding Gregory Springs Road Pentland
 Long-term flooding Valley of Lagoons Road Greenvale
 Long-term flooding Jessie Springs Road Greenvale
 Flash flooding Woodstock Giru Road Majors Creek
 Long-term flooding Dotswood Road Dotswood
 Long-term flooding Mount Fox Road Greenvale


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