Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Motorists Driven to Distraction by Rain

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Motorists Driven to Distraction by Rain

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Byline: Melissa Grant melissa.grant@dailymercury.com.au

CLOSED ROADS

Roads which were still off limits for motorists late yesterday:

Hicks Rd at Windmill Crossing

Pugsley St at Burke's Crossing

Redhead Rd, Sarina

Kowari-Gorge Rd, Finch Hatton

Golflinks Rd, Golflinks Causeway

Smith-Cross Rd at Devereux Crk

Camilleris Rd at Devereux Crk

Kelly's Rd, Walkerston

Gorge Rd, Finch Hatton

Devereux Crk Rd

Alexandria Rd, Walkerston

Narpi Rd at Jolimont Crk

Cathu-O'Connell Rd, Cathu State Forrest

Doherty's Rd, Calen

Caping Rd, Calen

Stafford Rd, Calen

Rise and Shire Rd, Calen

Sininis Rd, Mount Pelion

Janes Crk at Magpies

Keeleys Rd, Slade Point

Horse and Jockey Rd, Racecourse

Powells Rd, Farleigh

Hannon's Rd at North Eton

Marian-Eton Rd, North Eton

Marian-Eton Rd, Marian

Cowleys Rd, Ooralea

Pleystowe School Rd, Pleystowe

Barries Lane, Eton

Marian-Eton Rd at Sandy Crk

Koumala-Bolingbroke at Dents Rd

Mt Ossa-Seaforth Rd at Denison Crk

North Eton Rd

May Downs Rd at Isaac River

Marlborough-Sarina Rd at Funnel Creek and Prospect Crk

Oxford Downs-Sarina Rd at Denison Crk

Clermont-Alpha Rd at Belyando River

Peatey St, Andergrove (open to local traffic only)

Bowen Development Rd (open to 4WD vehicles only)

Bruce Hwy, south of Proserpine at Goorganga Plains (open with caution under single lane operation with traffic controllers)

POTHOLES filled with water, flooded roads, reduced speed limits and delays during peak hour were enough to send Mackay motorists around the bend yesterday.

Waking once again to rain was depressing enough, but those who dragged themselves out of bed and headed to work encountered a miserable drive as rising floodwater threw the city's traffic into chaos.

Traffic started to slow about 7am and it wasn't long before it came to a near stand-still, with cars crawling along Mackay-Bucasia Rd as parts of the surrounding road network, including the Fursden Crk bridge, went under water. …

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