Wet weather causes trouble on QLD roads

Rain plays havoc on traffic in Queensland, with multiple crashes and rising flood waters affecting parts of the state

March 2, 2010

It has been a horror day for motorists on Queensland roads as wild weather continues to batter the parts of the state.

A spokesperson from Queensland Police says there had already been multiple crashes on the Pacific Highway at Beenleigh, Loganholme and Woolloongabba by 7.30am.

There were also accidents on the Inner City Bypass at Albion, the Gateway Motorway at Drewvale, Gailey Road at Taringa and Sir Fred Schonell Drive at St Lucia.

Police have urged motorists to remain cautious as the first signs of flooding begin to appear.

"A number of state controlled roads in the south-west region have been affected by rising flood waters as of this morning due to heavy rain overnight across the Maranoa and Warrego region," the spokesperson says.

"Police would [also] like to advise the public that Bowhill Road at Durack in Brisbane South is closed due to a flooding. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

"Police have [also] received minor reports of flooding in-bound on Ivory Street at Fortitude Valley as well as a flooded Creek on Avalon Road at Sheldon which is stopping traffic from passing through."

The Bureau of Meteorology expects the wet weather to hang around until at least Sunday, although the amount of rain should subside by the end of the day.

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