Flooded roads now a risk after shocking loss of life on Qld roads

As south east Queensland soaked under 150mm of rain RACQ has warned drivers to take extra care with more than 137 flooded roads across the State.
Flooded road closed to traffic
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RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said drenching rain was expected to continue this morning with more than 85mm expected in parts of the region.

“We’re seeing dozens of roads affected by flooding at the Sunshine Coast, Beerwah, Glass House Mountains, and further south near Mudgeeraba and west of Nerang,” Ms Hunter said.

“Never drive through flood water – if you come across any flooded roads turn around or you’ll be risking lives.

“With rain continuing to fall we may see more road closures so check RACQ Road Conditions to map your route before you set off and remember to keep your lights on and allow extra space between vehicles in bad weather.”

Ms Hunter said there had been horrific loss of life on Queensland roads over the Easter long weekend.

“Six people have died in road crashes this Easter including a woman in her seventies who was killed just last night at Cedarton,” she said.

“This long weekend will forever be a heartbreaking reminder for these people’s loved ones and with 78 people killed in crashes this year – far above those lost at this time last year -something desperately needs to change.

“Every time you get behind the wheel remember the Fatal Five. In rainy conditions you must adjust your driving, don’t take risks, and to commit to getting to your destination safely.”

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