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Flood emergency: Roads closed, towns evacuated

As heavy rain continues to lash Queensland, over 400 roads have been closed due to flash flooding across the state’s south-east.

The area has been hit with up to 180mm of rain in the past 24 hours up to this morning –the Darling Downs and Bundaberg regions are among the worst hit.

The border towns of Inglewood and Goondiwindi have been cut off as the dam overflows and heavy rain continues across south-east Queensland.

Around 800 residents in Inglewood were evacuated.

About 800 residents in Inglewood were evacuated from their homes and told to head to the local cemetery as floodwaters rapidly rose overnight.

The Macintyre Brook hit 11.15 metres this morning, breaking the previous record of 10.5m in 1988.

Multiple swift water rescues have occurred in the area, including a truck that became trapped in floodwaters.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued major flood warnings for the Dawson River (with major flooding possible tonight at Taroom and Theodore); the Bremer River, Warrill Creek catchments, the Logan River, Macintyre River and Dumaresq River.

Many parts of Queensland and NSW have recorded record levels of rainfall for November.

Current road closures include:

  • Cunningham Highway East of Inglewood, near Old Warwick Road Intersection in Inglewood
  • Leichhardt Highway, Miles
  • Leichhardt Highway at Henderson Road, Wandoan
  • Moonie Highway at Kumbarilla Lane, Kumbarilla
  • Moonie Highway approximately 65 kilometres from Dalby between Tara turn-off and • Cambridge Crossing in Weir River
  • Barwon Highway, Goondiwindi
  • Gore Highway (Condamine River Bridge), Pampas
  • Dalby Cecil Plains Road Between Bostock Road and Cecil Plains in Cecil Plains
  • Warrego Highway, Mile

The Courier Mail has published a full list of South-east Queensland road closures (current as of this morning), which can be access here.

The latest information on road closures in Queensland can be found here. Info on road closures in NSW can be found here.

For up-to-date Queensland flood warnings from the Bureau of Meteorology, click here. Flood warnings for NSW can be found here.

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