Jill Lowry makes the best of a beautiful day at Spinnaker Park.
Jill Lowry makes the best of a beautiful day at Spinnaker Park. Chrissy Harris

Police praise festival attendees

THE wind did little to stir up trouble during the weekend.

Despite the beer-drinking event Oktoberfest, Gladstone police said there were no major problems during the weekend and all festival attendees were well-behaved.

“It’s really good, it means everyone behaved, which is absolutely brilliant,” a police spokesman said of the mostly trouble-free weekend.

Weather-wise, it was a typically perfect, sunny Gladstone weekend.

The wind was slightly up.

However, Brett Harrison, from the Bureau of Meteorology, said the wind would drop off today, and then pick up again tomorrow.

“We should see winds decrease, but pick up Tuesday and it will remain pretty fresh on Wednesday, but it will be lighter later in the week,” he said.

He said the sunny conditions would remain for the week, but with a slight chance of showers today and tomorrow.

“We’re looking at cloudy conditions, very slight chance of showers, becoming unsettled towards Thursday and Friday, where there is a chance of afternoon thunderstorms,” Mr Harrison said.

Temperatures are expected to be around the average for this time of year with tops of 28/29 degrees for most of the week – perfect weather for the start of term four as children return to school.

During the two-week holiday, Gladstone police staged Operation Spring Break, which was an initiative which aimed to curb road accidents and deaths during the school holidays.

While most schools are back today, police urge drivers to remember to drive safely and obey the road rules.

Police spokesman said while Operation Spring Break was no longer enforced, police would still be out and about ensuring the roads were as safe as they could be.

“Just because people don’t see police doesn’t mean police officers haven’t seen them,” the spokesperson said.

Police also reminded drivers that with school returning today, all school zones would be in operation.



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