DRIVING around the Gladstone region can be a tricky business at the moment, as one driver on Nicholls Rd at Targinnie found out the hard way.

 The driver's Commodore became stuck in the mud and fast flowing water on one side of the dirt road, and had to be pulled out by a tractor.

Nicole Baillie posted a video of the rescue on The Observer's Facebook page.

The SES has reminded Gladstone residents and holiday makers to consider their safety during the severe weather as rain continues across the region.

Emergency Management Queensland south-east regional director Mike Shapland said people living and travelling in the area should be vigilant because of the heavy rain.

"It's important for people to remember: 'If it's flooded, forget it'. You should never enter floodwaters and always discourage others from doing so," he said. 

Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers says the rains are not an occasion for sight-seeing.

"I would like people to stay at home, because the roads are very dangerous," Cr Sellers said.



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