Burdekin LDMG moves to Stand Up following localised flooding
Everyone in the Burdekin is encouraged to stay off the roads and are reminded that ‘if it’s flooded, forget it.’ The Burdekin Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) activated this morning.
Everyone in the Burdekin is encouraged to stay off the roads and are reminded that ‘if it’s flooded, forget it.’ The Burdekin Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) activated this morning after monitoring the situation overnight.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor and LDMG Chair Lyn McLaughlin has advised that due to the current weather conditions a significant number of roads in the Shire have been affected by localised flooding.
“While all major rivers and catchments remain at a reasonable height, local waterways around the Shire have been inundated by this weather event resulting in localised flooding of roads and properties,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“There are several road closures in place around the Burdekin and water is approaching many properties so even if people are in larger vehicles, they are strongly advised to find somewhere safe to pull over to avoid bow waves washing further into properties.
“This weather event is currently stationery over the Burdekin and we have been advised by the Bureau of Meteorology it has the potential to stay there for a couple more hours, and should clear early this afternoon.”
- Bruce Highway at Plantation Creek closed except for emergency vehicles;
- Home Hill is closed to the North and South;
- Wangaratta is closed with high-velocity water continuing to rise;
- Sewerage pump stations have been inundated;
- Ayr Transfer Station and Kirknie Road Landfill are both closed;
- Waste collection in Ayr are still taking place, with waste service drivers reminded to go slow and stay safe.
For updates on disaster information please visit http://disaster.burdekin.qld.gov.au and follow the Burdekin Shire Council and Burdekin Disaster and Emergency Information on Facebook.