With heavy rain falling across north west and central Queensland today, police are urging motorists to drive to conditions and heed the message: if it’s flooded, forget it.
Police say a number of drivers have been rescued after proceeding through flooded roads in the Townsville area over the last few days and they’re warning those in the North and Central West to take more care.
Police say with the rain is moving further west and the Bureau of Meteorology saying that there is uncertainty regarding the track of the low-pressure system and where the heaviest falls will occur, drivers particularly around Mount Isa and Longreach areas need to slow down, turn their headlights on and increase their stopping distance.
And be aware that over the hill or around the bend may be water on the road.
Under severe storms or heavy rain bands, flash flooding can occur very quickly and without any notice – even on roads that you usually travel on without any issues.
Flash flooding can cause significant structural damage to roads, so even if you think it looks safe, you can never be sure exactly what is underneath the water.
No matter what car you drive, no matter what bike you ride, no matter what shoes you wear – if it’s fl