Roads closed across Moreton Bay Region due to flooding

Road closures across the Moreton Bay Region due to flooding

Update 8.30pm: Moreton Bay Regional Council evacuation centres are open as we brace for a night of more heavy rain. Here's where they are mbrc.link/evacuation-centres 

Southbound lanes of the Bruce Highway have been closed at King John Creek bridge, Caboolture. Traffic is being diverted to north bound bridge. Expect delays and avoid the area.

The Bruce Highway on ramp at Dohles Rocks Road is closed to traffic due to flash flooding.

Transport and Main Road Minister Mark Bailey is urging people to stay off the roads where possible.

“We’ve closed a 4.5km stretch of the Bruce Highway southbound at Caboolture due to flooding, and it’s expected to stay closed for 24 hours,” Mr Bailey says.

“This means traffic will be reduced to one lane each way for people travelling between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. This is expected to create significant delays, so we are asking people to avoid the area."

The Cedar Creek water level gauge near Cedar Creek Rd, Closeburn, is now at 5m. Residents are being told to expect major flooding, road closures and potential for isolation. They are being instructed to shelter in a safe place and to keep an eye on river rises via MoretonAlert.

If the rain is sustained throughout the afternoon, Moreton Bay Regional Council will be opening all its evacuation centres at 6pm. This is not because there’s likely to be a largescale event, but localised flooding will have enough impact in low-lying areas that residents will need to get to higher ground. 

People should be stocked-up and prepared to stay at home if they can. If they’re in a flood prone area, they should be making alternative accommodation arrangements now.

BURPENGARY: Council is phoning people in Dale Street and Susan Court to advise that if current rainfall continues, they will need to evacuate later tonight. Flood levels have been rising in the upstream catchment of Dale St.

BOOROOBIN: There has been a landslip reported that is causing disruption to the road in that area. Council crews are currently responding.

There are more than 100 local roads closed across the Moreton Bay Region due to flooding. Council is monitoring Woodford, Bribie Island Rd, Dayboro, Kobble Creek, Cedar Creek and Caboolture Pumicestone Rd where floodwater is rising rapidly.

The Transport and Main Roads department is closing the D'Aguilar Highway west of Woodford and there may be closures on the northern side later today along the Stanley River. Drivers are being urged not to attempt to travel west of Woodford and the township is at risk of being cut off later today.

Council libraries remain open as refuge centres for anyone in need and, if the situation escalates, it will open its evacuation centres. They are prepared and on standby. Residents living in flood-prone areas are urged to subscribe to MoretonAlert to monitor river rises

Earlier today, a number of cars were reportedly stuck in floodwater on the D'Aguilar Highway at Stony Creek. Emergency Services crews helped the occupants safely exit their cars, according to a QFES spokeswoman.

Emergency services were also called to Old North Rd at Rocksberg at 5.20am after a car was discovered in floodwater. No occupants were found in the vehicle and police are investigating.

The incidents follows pleas from authorities for motorists not to drive in floodwater, after two deaths across the state in recent days.

A Flood Watch warning remains in place due to an upper low has moved slowly eastward across southern Queensland and will rotate over the southeast on Friday. 

Heavy and intense rain is forecast with embedded thunderstorms. Catchments are wet, and likely to respond quickly to further rainfall.

River level rises are expected across the Flood Watch area, with widespread minor to moderate flooding. Isolated major flooding is possible with locally heavy rainfall. 

Catchments likely to be affected include the Pine and Caboolture Rivers.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Peter Flannery says the number of roads closed will continue to rise today.

"With the rainfall from this morning and expected further rain in the afternoon and evening, now is the time for residents to reconsider their need to travel," he says.

"Be extremely cautious around frequently flooded roads and in our rural areas where creeks may rise rapidly and without warning. The risk of life-threatening flash flooding is real. The easiest way to stay safe is just to stay home.

"If anything goes wrong for you at home our Evacuation Centres are prepared to open in areas at risk and we are monitoring conditions closely throughout the region. Our Libraries are now open as places of refuge if you do need somewhere dry, or just need to use a computer and a phone. Refer to our Disaster Portal on our website for further information."

Phone 132 500 SES if you affected by flooding or rains and need assistance or phone 000 in an emergency.


Road closures Moreton Bay Region

UPDATED AT 8.30pm

(138 roads)

Beachmere: Beachmere Road

Bellmere: Richards Court

Bellmere: Stern Road

Bellthorpe: Bellthorpe Range Road east of Campbell Road

Bracalba: J LIndsay Rd near Masters Rd

Brendale: Leitchs Road Pedestrian Bridge at South Pine River

Brendale: Cribb Road at Leitchs Road

Burpengary East: Bassett Road near number 84

Burpengary East: Coach Road East

Burpengary East: Old Bay Road at Arthur Drewett Drive

Burpengary: Rowley Road at Mathew Crescent

Burpengary: Morayfield Rd at Burpengary Creek

Caboolture: Southbound lanes of the Bruce Hwy at King John Creek bridge

Caboolture: Centenary Lakes Rd rugby league entrance

Caboolture: Dances Road at King Johns Creek

Caboolture: Hume Rd

Caboolture: Stringfellow Road at Bowls Club entrance to Centenary Lakes

Caboolture: Esme Avenue

Cedar Creek: Cedar Creek Road at Halls Road

Cedar Creek: Curtis Rd

Cedar Creek: Gordons Road at upper crossing

Cedar Creek: Gordons Road at lower crossing

Cedarton: Doyle Rd near Cedarton Drive

Clontarf: Silcock St

Closeburn: Hansen Road at Cedar Creek

Closeburn: Old Mount Samson Road at Mount Samson Road

Commissioners Flat: Commissioners Flat Road at Stanley River

D'Aguilar: Buckingham Rd at Monkeybong Creek

Dayboro: Glover Road at Juffs Road West

Dayboro: Lees Crossing Road

Dayboro: Juffs Rd West

Dayboro: Railway Street at Community Centre Carpark

Dayboro: Strong Rd

Dayboro: Fingerboard Road near Lyndhurst Road

Deception Bay: Old Bay Road at Little Burpengary Creek

Deception Bay: Blue Pacific Road near Little Burpengary Creek

Deception Bay: Old Bay Road near Palmridge Court

Deception Bay: Thompson St

Elimbah: Beerburrum Road at McConachy Road

Elimbah: Hamilton Road near Vaughan Road

Elimbah: King Rd

Elimbah: McConachy Road

Elimbah: Old Gympie Rd

Elimbah: Old Gympie Rd at Six Mile Creek

Elimbah: Williams Rd

Elimbah: Rose Creek Road

Elimbah: Rose Creek Rd at Six Mile Creek

Elimbah: Beerburrum Road at McConachy Road

Griffin: Henry Road

Highvale: Goat Track

Highvale: Dawson Creek Rd

Highvale: Ryder Road at Blue Gum Court

King Scrub: Bond Road at the creek

Kobble Creek: Kobble Creek Rd at Pringles Rd

Kobble Creek: Pringles Rd at gravel road section

Kobble Creek: Pringles Road near Kobble Creek Road

Kobble Creek: Dales Road

Kurwongbah: McCormack Road South

Kurwongbah: Forbes Road at Sideling Creek

Kurwongbah: Moore Road

Kurwongbah: Browns Road near McCormack Road

Kurwongbah: Neilson Road near Thedore Road

Kurwongbah: Ski Road at Scout Road

Laceys Creek: Dahls Crossing

Laceys Creek: Laceys Creek Rd at Worths Crossing

Laceys Creek: Laceys Creek Rd near Raynbird Creek Rd

Laceys Creek: Strain Rd

Laceys Creek: Baker Road at Laceys Creek

Laceys Creek: Rowe Rd off Laceys Creek Rd

Laceys Creek: Wirth Road at May Road

Laceys Creek: Wirth Rd at Esplanade

Lawnton: Bells Pocket Rd

Lawnton: Leis Parade from Norfolk Avenue to Park entrance

Lawnton: Leis Parade from Gympie Road to Railway

Lawnton: Todds Road at Todds Gully

Mango Hill: Chermside Rd between John St and Kinsellas Rd West

Mango Hill: Maryvale Road

Moodlu: Whittington Rd

Moodlu: Williams Rd, Lagoon Creek

Moodlu: Williams Rd near Greening Rd

Moorina: Moorina Rd near F Lindsay Rd

Moorina: Mountain View Road at Moorina Road

Morayfield: Clark Road at Hauton Road

Morayfield: Trafalgar Drive at Buchanan Road

Morayfield: Visentin Rd, near underpass

Morayfield: Underpass Rd near William Berry Drive

Mount Delaney: Dewhurts Rd

Mount Delaney: Wiseman Road at creek

Mount Pleasant: Courts Lane 

Mount Pleasant: Stratton Road at Mount Brisbane Road

Mount Samson: Winn Road at Mount Samson Road

Narangba: Browns Creek Road

Narangba: Moorina Road at Burpengary Creek

Narangba: Mumford Road at Browns Road

Narangba: Oakey Flat Rd at Rifle Range Rd

Neurum: Rasmussen Road at Neurum Creek Crossing

Neurum: Rasmussen Road

Petrie: Youngs Crossing Road at North Pine River

Rocksberg: Best Road at Keillors Crossing

Rocksberg: Caboolture River Rd at Cockies Crossing

Rocksberg: Caboolture River Road at Five Pound Crossing

Rocksberg: Old North Road at Zillmans Crossing

Rocksberg: McNamara Rd at Eliza Crossing

Rocksberg: McNamara Road at Browns Crossing

Rocksberg: W James Rd at Upper Crossing

Rocksberg: W James Rd at Middle Crossing

Rocksberg: W James Rd at Lower Crossing

Samford Valley: Mayfield Road

Samsonvale: Basin Road close to 365 Basin Road Entrance

Stanmore: Cove Road

Stanmore: Mccabe Road at Cove Road

Stanmore: Bellthorpe Range Road near Simpson Road

Stanmore: Cove Road between Dunning Lane and Millwood Road

Stony Creek: Stony Creek Road at Stony Creek

Stony Creek: Eaton Lane

Stony Creek: Fletcher Road

Strathpine: Harvey Street at Coorabin Street

Strathpine: Mott St

Upper Caboolture: Litherland Road

Upper Caboolture: Tinney Road at Caboolture River Road

Wamuran Basin: R Sampson Road at Basin Road

Wamuran Basin: R Sampson Road at R Williams Road

Wamuran: Hoffman Road Near Pates Road

Wamuran: Lockhart Road near Green Road

Wamuran:  Newlands Road near Wiersma Road

Wamuran: Powell Road at Scurr Road

Wamuran: R Williams Rd near D'Aguilar Highway

Wamuran: Lockhart Road near Green Road

Woodford: Batchelor Road at Webb Road

Woodford: Cove Road at Kilcoy-Beerwah Road

Woodford: Cove Road at Old Cove Road

Woodford: Ironbark Drive near Fiddlewood Crt

Woodford: Neurum Road near Walker Lane

Woodford: Neurum Road at Monkeybong Creek

Woodford: Golf Course Road

Woodford: Old Cove Road at Blackrock Creek

Woodford: Walker Lane near Kropp Road

Woodford: Kropp Road at Yates Road

Yugar: Hansen Rd past Jennifer Close

One unconfirmed road hazards have been reported: 

Burpengary: Osborne Drive

Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.

For flood emergency assistance phone the SES on 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies, phone Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Current emergency information is available at qld.gov.au/alerts.

This advice is also available by phoning 1300 659 219.

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