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UPDATE: Roads still under water in the Gladstone region

Neridah Armstrong took this photo of the Degalgil Creek bridge on Wednesday. It is closed again this morning from last night's rain.
Neridah Armstrong took this photo of the Degalgil Creek bridge on Wednesday. It is closed again this morning from last night's rain.

UPDATE 11:50am:

TRANSPORT and Main Roads and council are working together to clear debris from Gorge Rd at Baffle creek.

A council spokeswoman said council hoped to reopen the road by this afternoon.

But the condition of roads across the Gladstone region remains unchanged since the last update was released at 3:30 this morning.

The spokeswoman also said council are checking the structural condition of the bridge on Gorge Rd.

For days, the bridge has been at least 2.5m under water and that level rose slightly to 2.6m in the last report released by council.  

Seven road are still closed after the deluge of rain that swept the region during the past few days.

NOTE: This map doesn't show Nellie Simpson Rd, Duck Holes Rd, Marsh Rd, Harpers Creek, and Bottle Creek. 

  This is the latest road condition report from Gladstone Regional Council at 11:30am. 

Blackgate Road, Wooderson

Closed

Nellie Simpson Road

Closed

Dinner Crossing, Tableland Road, Calliope

Closed

Cedarvale Road at 6 Mile Creek

Closed

Gladstone Monto Road

Closed at Many Peaks

Mount Alma Road at Calliope Station

Proceed with Caution

Calliope Station Road, Mount Alma

Proceed with Caution

Raglan Station Road

Proceed with Caution

Duck Holes Road

Proceed with Caution

Marsh Road

Proceed with Caution

 

Baffle Creek, Gorge Road, Lowmead

Water is 2.6m over the road 

Bariveloe Road, Colosseum Creek

Water is 400mm over road 

Between Lowmead Road and Essendean Bridge

Water over road

Harpers Creek, Lowmead

Proceed with Caution

Bottle Creek, Rosedale

Proceed with Caution

 

 

UPDATE 11:30am:

Blackgate Road, Wooderson

Closed

Nellie Simpson Road

Closed

Dinner Crossing, Tableland Road, Calliope

Closed

Cedarvale Road at 6 Mile Creek

Closed

Gladstone Monto Road

Closed at Many Peaks

Mount Alma Road, Calliope Station

Proceed with Caution

Calliope Station Road, Mount Alma

Proceed with Caution

Raglan Station Rd

Proceed with Caution

Duck Holes Rd

Proceed with Caution

Marsh Road

Proceed with Caution

Baffle Creek, Gorge Road, Lowmead

Water is 2.6m over the road

Bariveloe Road, Colosseum Creek

Water is 400mm over the road

Between Lowmead Road and Essendean Bridge

Water is over road

Harpers Creek, Lowmead

Proceed with caution

Bottle Creek, Rosedale

Proceed with caution

UPDATE 4.30pm:

Here's the latest on road closures from Gladstone Regional Council.

  • Blackgate Road, Wooderson - Road Closed
  • Nellie Simpson Road - Road Closed
  • Dinner Crossing, Tableland Road, Calliope - Road Closed
  • Cedarvale Road at 6 Mile Creek - Road Closed
  • Gladstone Monto Road - Closed at Many Peaks
  • Mount Alma Road - at Calliope Station - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Calliope Station Road, Mount Alma - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Raglan Station Road - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Duck Holes Road - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Marsh Road - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Baffle Creek, Gorge Road, Lowmead - water is 2.6m over the road - Road Closed
  • Bariveloe Road, Colosseum Creek - water is 400mm over road - Road Closed
  • Between Lowmead Road and Essendean Bridge - Water over road
  • Harpers Creek, Lowmead - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Bottle Creek, Rosedale - Open, proceed with Caution

UPDATE 11am:

Here's the latest on road closures from Gladstone Regional Council.

  • Blackgate Road, Wooderson - Road Closed
  • Nellie Simpson Road - Road Closed
  • Dinner Crossing, Tableland Road, Calliope - Road Closed
  • Cedarvale Road at 6 Mile Creek - Road Closed
  • Gladstone Monto Road - Closed at Many Peaks
  • Mount Alma Road - at Calliope Station - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Calliope Station Road, Mount Alma - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Raglan Station Road - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Duck Holes Road - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Marsh Road - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Baffle Creek, Gorge Road, Lowmead - water is 2.5m over the road - Road Closed
  • Harpers Creek, Lowmead - water is 2.3m over the road - Road Closed
  • Bariveloe Road, Colosseum Creek - water is 400
  • mm over road - Road Closed
  • Between Lowmead Road and Essendean Bridge - Water over road
  • Bottle Creek, Rosedale - Open

UPDATE 7.45am: 

Here's the latest on road closures from Gladstone Regional Council.

  • Blackgate Road, Wooderson - Road Closed
  • Nellie Simpson Road - Road Closed
  • Marsh Road - Road Closed
  • Dinner Crossing, Tableland Road, Calliope - Road Closed
  • Raglan Station Road - Road Closed
  • Degalgil Creek, Gladstone Monto Road - Nagoorin - Road Closed
  • Cedarvale Road at 6 Mile Creek - Road Closed
  • Boyne River- Boyne Valley - Gladstone Monto Road - Road Closed
  • Mount Alma Road - at Calliope Station - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Calliope Station Road, Mount Alma - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Duck Holes Road - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Baffle Creek, Gorge Road, Lowmead - water is 2.5m over the road - Road Closed
  • Harpers Creek, Lowmead - water is 2.3m over the road - Road Closed
  • Bariveloe Road, Colosseum Creek - water is 400mm over road - Road Closed
  • Between Lowmead Road and Essendean Bridge - Water over road
  • Bottle Creek, Rosedale - Open

UPDATE 3.30am:

The council issued an updated road condition report at 3.30am, Saturday morning.

Thirteen roads are closed due to flooding. 

  • Blackgate Road, Wooderson - Road Closed
  • Calliope Station Road - Road Closed
  • Nellie Simpson Road - Road Closed
  • Marsh Road - Road Closed
  • Duck Holes Road - Road Closed
  • Dinner Crossing, Tableland Road, Calliope - Road Closed
  • Raglan Station Road - Road Closed
  • Degalgil Creek, Gladstone Monto Road - Nagoorin - Road Closed
  • Cedarvale Road at 6 Mile Creek - Road Closed
  • Boyne River- Boyne Valley - Gladstone Monto Road - Road Closed
  • Mount Alma Road - at Calliope Station - Open, proceed with Caution
  • Baffle Creek, Gorge Road, Lowmead - water is 2.5m over the road - Road Closed
  • Harpers Creek, Lowmead - water is 2.3m over the road - Road Closed
  • Bariveloe Road, Colosseum Creek - water is 400mm over road - Road Closed
  • Between Lowmead Road and Essendean Bridge - Water over road
  • Bottle Creek, Rosedale - Open

UPDATE 5.45pm:
This is the latest road condition report released by the Gladstone Regional Council, issued at 5.30pm:

 

  • Blackgate Road, Wooderson - Road Closed
  • Calliope Station Road - Road Closed
  • Nellie Simpson Road - Road Closed
  • Marsh Road - Road Closed
  • Duck Holes Road - Road Closed
  • Dinner Crossing, Tableland Road, Calliope - Road Closed
  • Raglan Station Road - Road Closed
  • Degalgil Creek, Gladstone Monto Road - Nagoorin - Road Closed
  • Cedarvale Road at 6 Mile Creek - Road Closed
  • Boyne River- Boyne Valley - Gladstone Monto Road - Road Closed
  • Mount Alma Road - at Calliope Station - Open, proceed with Caution

Southern Region
Council's Southern area encompasses Miriam Vale, Baffle Creek, Bororen, Agnes Water, Seventeen Seventy, Lowmead, Rosedale and Turkey Beach

  • Baffle Creek, Gorge Road, Lowmead - water is 2.5m over the road - Road Closed
  • Harpers Creek, Lowmead - water is 2.3m over the road - Road Closed
  • Bariveloe Road, Colosseum Creek - water is 400mm over road - Road Closed
  • Between Lowmead Road and Essendean Bridge - Water over road
  • Bottle Creek, Rosedale - Open

 

UPDATE 1.30pm:

Gladstone council has updated its list of flooded roads in the Gladstone region, with more roads going under.

BOM hasn't updated it's flood warning on its website since this morning. 

But they did say earlier that they were closely monitoring rivers in the Gladstone region and they were expecting further rises in a number of rivers after last night's deluge. 

This is the latest road conditions report, issued by the Gladstone Regional Council at 1:30pm:

Blackgate Rd, Wooderson

Closed

Calliope Station Rd

Closed

Nellie Simpson Rd

Closed

Marsh Rd

Closed

Duck Holes Rd

Closed

Tableland Rd, Calliope

Closed with flooding at Dinner Crossing.

Raglan Station Rd

Closed

Gladstone Monto Rd

Closed with flooding at Degalgil Creek.

Cedarvale Rd at 6 Mile Creek

Closed with flooding at 6 Mile Creek

Gladstone Monto Rd

The Boyne River has flooded parts of the Gladstone-Monto Rd in Boyne Valley.

Mount Alma Rd

The road is flooded around Calliope Station.

Gorge Rd, Lowmead

Baffle Creek has risen 2.5m over the road

Harpers Creek Rd, Lowmead

Harpers Creek has risen 2.3m over the road

Bariveloe Rd

Colosseum Creek has risen 400mm over the road

Between Lowmead Road and Essendean Bridge

Water has risen over the road

Bottle Creek, Rosedale

Reopened this afternoon after being closed this morning

PLEASE READ information under each pin for specifics on what part of the road is closed. 

Closed roads Nellie Simpson Road, Marsh Road, Duck Holes Road as well as Harpers Creek are not included on this map. 

UPDATE 12:50pm: 

BOM is keeping a close eye on rivers, with potential for further rises and more flooding.

BOM meteorologist Gordon Banks said while most of the rain had fallen, rivers could continue to rise as they gather the runoff.

"We do have a flood watch active for the area as well. Essentially that's for river rises associated with the rain we've already had," Mr Banks said.

"You're currently in a severe weather warning area."

More to come. 

UPDATE 10am:

Minor flood levels of Baffle Creek are steady at Essendean Bridge.

A minor flood peak of 17.51 metres was recorded at Bucca Weir on the Kolan River early this morning.

Up to 143 mm of rainfall has been recorded over Baffle Creek since 9 am Thursday. No further significant rainfall is expected during Friday.

Minor flood levels at Essendean Bridge on Baffle Creek occurred overnight Thursday and are expected to ease during Friday.

At the Kolan River levels have fallen below the minor flood level (17.50 metres) and are continue falling at Bucca Weir.

This is the latest road conditions report, issued by the Gladstone Regional Council at 9.45am:

  • Blackgate Road, Wooderson - Road Closed
  • Dinner Crossing, Tableland Road, Calliope - Road Closed
  • Raglan Station Road - Road Closed
  • Degalgil Creek, Gladstone Monto Road - Nagoorin - Road Closed
  • Cedarvale Road at 6 Mile Creek - Road Closed
  • Boyne River- Boyne Valley - Gladstone Monto Road - Road Closed
  • Mount Alma Road - at Calliope Station - Road Closed
  • Baffle Creek, Gorge Road - Closed
  • Between Lowmead Road and Essendean Bridge - Water over road

Overnight water in the Callide Dam was released - leaving 40 roads closed in the Banana Shire region.

SunWater, the dam's operator, released a statement at 2am saying it was a controlled release.

But did warn residents in low lying areas in Biloela to consider evacuating.

 

Earlier:

Eight roads are closed, and creek bridge is close to closing after last night's downpour.

After three consecutive days of wet weather, residents in Calliope, Raglan, Nagoorin and Baffle Creek have nearby roads closed.

Gladstone Regional Council's latest road condition report was released at 5.30am:

  • Blackgate Road, Wooderson - Closed
  • Dinner Crossing, Tableland Road, Calliope - Closed
  • Raglan Station Road - Closed
  • Gladstone Monto Road - Closed
  • Degalgil Creek, Nagoorin - Closed
  • Baffle Creek, Gorge Road - Closed
  • Between Lowmead Road and Essendean Bridge - Closed
  • Bottle Creek, Rosedale - Closed

Neridah Armstrong was frustrated on Wednesday when the Degalgil Creek Bridge went over again.

This morning she said the road was closed after the night of rain.

Many Nagoorin residents use the bridge to get to work in Gladstone.

"No work for most people here today," she said.

Related:

>> Callide Dam releases water at midnight

>> Storm chasers warn of 300mm deluge for central Queensland

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