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Video: Truckie shares clip of unfolding flood situation on the Warrego Highway

As parts of Queensland continue to battle heavy rain and flooding, truckie Bruce Skelton shared this clip, taken from inside his truck cabin this afternoon.

Skelton captured the footage on the Warrego Highway in Withcott, a rural town in the Lockyer Valley Region, just out of Toowoomba at around midday today.

The video shows floodwaters raging along the side of the road, and edging closer to the highway itself.

Heavy rainfall across the Lockyer Valley is causing widespread flash flooding and the Bureau of Meteorology has forecasted rain that will continue into tomorrow.

The Lockyer Valley Regional Council says crews have been deployed across the region to install road closure signage and has urged the community not to enter floodwaters.

Residents in Forest Hill were advised to self-evacuate as a matter of urgency this afternoon. Grantham residents in low lying areas were also advised to move to higher ground.

The council also urged business owners in the Forest Hill and Laidley CBD areas to make plans to protect their businesses and move stock to higher ground, where it is safe to do so.

Emergency services have indicated that up to 200 millimetres of rain could fall in the next 24 hours.

For detailed information on current road closures throughout Queensland, please click here to view the interactive map or click here for the list view.

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