Wet weather has caused disruptions for drivers with a number of road closures across the Bundaberg Region.
On Sunday morning Department of Transport and Main Roads had 20 traffic alerts listed on its road condition webpage for the Bundaberg Region.
This included a number of high priority alerts for the following areas: Long-term flooding occurring at both Cedars Road, South Kolan and at Goodwood Road, in the Goodwood and Redridge area.
Flash flooding was listed at Isis Highway in the Farnsfield and North Gregory areas, and along Goodwood Road, Alloway and North Gregory.
Bundaberg Police is urging the community to avoid flooded roads, creeks and watercourses and motorists are also reminded that road closures and road conditions can change rapidly as creeks and water courses rise and fall quickly.
Bundaberg SES Deputy Local Controller Luke Harding also reminded the community not to attempt to cross flooded roads and to check road conditions before travelling.
“If it’s flooded, forget it,” he said.
Luke said on Saturday, in the midst of the wild weather that reached parts of the region, local SES members were called to more than 60 tasks.
“We were called to 67 jobs out of this event,” he said.
“Six were height safety and included tarping roofs and cleaning out gutters – the vast majority were gutter cleans.
“If residents routinely cleaned their gutters there wouldn’t be as much of an issue or damage and it would prevent situations like this.”
Luke said the calls for assistance were widespread across the Bundaberg Region and came from areas including East Bundaberg, Branyan, Kepnock, South Kolan and Avenell Heights.
To keep up to date head to the Disaster Dashboard: http://disaster.bundaberg.qld.gov.au
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It irks me that people rely on the SES for something so simple as gutter cleaning.
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