A “Road Closed Ahead” sign erected by Council on Friday morning … the SBRC is stressing that motorists must obey closure signs and understand bridges cannot reopen until they are inspected for safety

July 22, 2022

The South Burnett Local Disaster Management Group has warned the region will continue to experience flooded roads over the next 24 to 48 hours.

The group met again at 2:30pm on Friday afternoon.

“Due to the current rainfall that has been received in the South Burnett we will continue to see further roads flooded over the next 24-48 hours as the water comes down through the catchment,” a Council spokesperson said.

“Council crews will continue to work over the weekend to ensure roads are closed and monitored as water continues to run downstream. We ask the community to be patient with road repairs and reopenings over the coming days and weeks.

“Some areas of the network are likely to be re-damaged given this is now the region’s fifth weather event in the past eight months.

“Bridges will need to be inspected prior to their reopening.

“The community is requested to follow ‘Road Closed’ and ‘Water Over Road’ signs.

“Due to the weather now easing, we have closed the Nanango Evacuation Centre and the residents who were evacuated have been accommodated where necessary.

“Strong winds will continue to impact our region and with the sodden soil, we ask people to be vigilant and safe.

“Remember, water levels may change quickly across the region, and if it’s flooded forget it.”

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The LDMG has advised South Burnett residents:

  • In a life-threatening emergency, call Triple Zero (000)
  • For sandbagging / leaking roofs / roof damage, download the “SES Assistance QLD” app available on Android and Apple devices if phone lines are busy, or call 13-25-00.
  • For impacts to roads (eg. flooded, damaged), call Council on (07) 4189-9100.

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