Freight routes start to reopen as river falls to 2.5m
Important flood information:
- Highway is now fully open north and south
- Trains will not be operating for some time
- Most areas now clear of floodwaters
- Residents in other areas are asked to move water damaged goods onto the footpath for collection
- Fuel and food supplies have returned to normal in most areas
- Power is still off to about 8600 properties and will be restored as soon as possible.
- There are two community recovery centres now operating at the TAFE campus and PCYC which are open between 9am - 5pm daily for residents who are eligible for financial assistance grants.
- It is encouraged that all those who can return to their properties to do so and those from out of town are able to travel as the highway is open.
- If you live locally and require assistance to return back to your residence please see evacuation centre staff who will record your details and assess your needs so that appropriate assistance can be determined.
Flood levels fall:
The Burnett River is continuing to fall with a level of 2.5m recorded today.
- Three Moon Creek at Cania Dam 0.1m steady
- Three Moon Creek at Monto 1.93m falling
- Burnett Heads Rd at Ceratodus 3.6m falling
- Burnett River at Marriages 1.22m rising
- Boyne River at Boondooma Dam 0.55m steady
- Burnett River at Mundubbera 5.05m falling
- Burnett River at Gayndah Flume 3.35m falling
- Barker Creek at Bjelke-Petersen Dam 0.76m steady
- Barambah Creek at Ficks Crossing 5.65m falling
- Barambah Creek at Ban Ban 3.61m falling
- Burnett River at Mt Lawless 4.26m rising
- Burnett River at Walla TM 7.9m falling
- Burnett River Bundaberg 2.5m falling
Freight routes reopening:
MOST of Queensland's major freight routes have reopened allowing heavy vehicle operators to access communities affected by widespread flooding.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said engineers had this afternoon reopened the Cunningham Highway, at Goondiwindi.
"A convoy of about 100 trucks were escorted along the highway from Goondiwindi yesterday and today the restrictions were lifted," Mr Emerson said.
"More than 800 kilometres of roads across the state have reopened in the past 48 hours, kick-starting major economic lifelines."