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Truckie rescued from floodwaters in Goondiwindi

Queensland emergency services were called out to rescue a truckie this morning after his truck ran into floodwaters off the Cunningham Hwy in Goondiwindi.

This follows severe thunderstorms and heavy rain that caused flash flooding in many parts of Queensland. More heavy rainfall is likely today and flood warnings in place for various parts of the state.

A severe weather warning is in place for the Granite Belt, Central Highlands and Darling.

“Floodwater is never a safe place to be,” said Queensland Fire and Emergency on social media following the incident. “More heavy rainfall is expected today and flooding is likely. If it’s flooded, forget it.”

Wild weather has also lashed NSW, with State Emergency Services being called out to eight flood rescues yesterday.

Flooding has resulted in a number of roads being closed. The latest information on road closures in Queensland can be found here. Info on road closures in NSW can be found here.

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