Crofton Creek Bridge has flooded, forcing Gregory-Cannon Valley Rd to close.
Crofton Creek Bridge has flooded, forcing Gregory-Cannon Valley Rd to close.

FLOODING: Water rises over more Whitsunday roads

UPDATE 9.15PM: Multiple roads between Airlie Beach and Proserpine have now flooded due to heavy rain.

Queensland Police advises that Strathdickie Rd at Myrtle Creek Bridge, Strathdickie, is flooded as is the Bruce Highway between Collingvale Rd and Gregory-Cannon Valley Rd.

Floodwaters are also still blocking Gregory-Cannon Valley Rd at Crofton Creek. 

There are also reports Brandy Creek Rd is flooded. 

When faced with floodwaters, the Queensland Government urges drivers to follow the "if it's flooded, forget it" message. 

UPDATE: 2.30PM

WET weather conditions have caused more road closures after a main thoroughfare was cut off earlier today.

Cedar Creek Falls Rd, Palm Grove, is currently closed in all directions due to flooding, as is Quarry Rd, Hamilton Plains. 

An earlier closure of Gregory-Cannon Valley Rd remains in place after floodwaters from Crofton Creek made the road impassable.

INITIAL: THE road is blocked on Gregory-Cannon Valley Road after heavy rains caused Crofton Creek to flood.

The road is currently impassable and drivers are being asked to take alternative routes.

Whitsunday Regional Council has installed a flood camera on the Crofton Creek Bridge to allow the community to view the water level at the bridge.

Crofton Creek Bridge has flooded, forcing Gregory-Cannon Valley Rd to close. Picture courtesy of Whitsunday Regional Council.
Crofton Creek Bridge has flooded, forcing Gregory-Cannon Valley Rd to close. Picture courtesy of Whitsunday Regional Council.

"Any flooded road can be deadly and the condition of the road surface underneath is not known until flood waters subside," a council spokesman said.

"It also doesn't matter what size your vehicle is, flood waters are dangerous for all vehicles. When considering your journey, always have a Plan B and equip yourself with multiple alternative routes to stay safe."

There is also flash flooding at Staffords Rd, Bloomsbury.


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