The Bunya Highway was cut on the Tingoora side of Wondai by flash flooding from Dingo Creek
(Photo: Kerry Anne Taylor)

November 26, 2021

Flash flooding in Dingo Creek at Wondai cut the Bunya Highway on Friday night, leaving motorists stranded.

Rapidly rising water from the creek cut the highway on both sides of the town about 7:30pm.

The flash flooding also impacted the Wondai Sportsground with reports people had to be helped to leave the Lions Pavilion.

Rising water also cut a number of other roads in the region, including the Wondai-Proston Road which was blocked just after the Byee turn-off.

Emergency services – including a swift water rescue crew – were called out at 7:05pm to Tingoora to rescue the occupants of a vehicle caught on Tingoora-Chelmsford Road.

A QAS spokesperson said the pair were uninjured and did not require transport to hospital.

Roads were also cut in the Cooyar-Nutgrove area.

At 9:30pm, the Bunya Highway was still blocked.

UPDATE: At 10:35pm, police were directing traffic through on the Tingoora side, but the Murgon side was still closed.

UPDATE: At 11:10pm, the highway was open on both sides of Wondai.

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Raw videos of the flooded Dingo Creek, shot by Kerry Anne Taylor on the Bunya Highway (the Tingoora side of Wondai)

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Waves were washing across the highway (Photo: Kerry Anne Taylor)
By 10:00pm the water had started to recede but the highway was still closed as the bridge had to be checked for safety (Photo: Kerry Anne Taylor)

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[UPDATED with correction]


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