WATCH: Roads begin to open, but outer region still suffers

UPDATE 4.50pm:

ROADS are beginning to open, as the rain has eased this afternoon.

Central Region
Council's Central area encompasses Gladstone, Beecher, Benaraby, Boyne Island, Tannum Sands, Quoin Island and Curtis Island.

  • All roads in Central Region are open but motorists are encouraged to proceed with caution

Western Region
Council's Western area encompasses Calliope, Ubobo, Nagoorin, Builyan, Boyne Valley, Mt Larcom, Ambrose and Raglan

  • Blackgate Road Wooderson - Closed
  • Raglan Station Road Ambrose - Water Over Road
  • Darts Creek Road Larcomvale Creek - Water 1-2m over the road
  • Gentle Annie Road at Raglan Creek - Closed (water over road)

Earlier:

GLADSTONE Regional Council has this afternoon released a full list of road closures in the region. 

LATEST: Storm Chaser Jeff Higgins predicts Gladstone to cop 100mm of rain today

This morning's deluge caught weather experts off guard, with most predicting the rain wouldn't be heavy enough to cause flash flooding. 

WATCH: Car stuck in flood water

Here is a full list of road closure. 

ROAD CLOSURES & FLOODED ROADS:

Central Region
Council's Central area encompasses Gladstone, Beecher, Benaraby, Boyne Island, Tannum Sands, Quoin Island and Curtis Island.

·         Hanson Road between Dawson Highway and Railway Street - Closed

·         Glenlyon Road at Duck Ponds - Tank Street to Eden Street - Road Closed

·         Wood Street through to Callide Crescent Barney Point - Road Closed

·         Friend Street to Wood Street Barney Point - Road Closed

·         Moura Crescent to Wood Street  Barney Point - Road Closed

·         Callide Crescent to Wood Street Barney Point - Road Closed

·         Dawson Highway Breslin Street intersection to Garden Street - Road Closed outbound lane

·         Side Street from Railway Street to Rossella Street - Road Closed

·         Toolooa Street (IGA Complex) - Shop Entrance flooded

·         Beak Street/Nothling Street - Water Over Road

·         Dalrymple Drive to Dixon Drive roundabout - Water Over Road

·         Philip Street to Dawson Highway - Water Over Road

·         Roberts Street - Road Closed

·         Brisbane Street Barney Point - Water Over Road

Western Region

Council's Western area encompasses Calliope, Ubobo, Nagoorin, Builyan, Boyne Valley, Mt Larcom, Ambrose and Raglan

·         Blackgate Road Wooderson - Closed

Southern Region

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

Watch: Roads flood in Gladstone



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