Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Plan Drive in Wet Season

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Plan Drive in Wet Season

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WITH wet weather setting in across the state, motorists are urged to check conditions and road closures before travelling, Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace has urged.

Mr Wallace said the last couple of years had delivered severe wet weather, and even in the last couple of days significant rainfalls had been recorded.

aIt's timely to remind motorists to plan their journey in advance to avoid any hazards,a Mr Wallace said.

aQueensland experiences extreme weather and it's essential to plan ahead.a Find out what you need to know before you hit the road through the website www.131940.qld.gov.au or phone 131940.

During the wet season, motorists should be prepared to change travel plans without much notice

Mr Wallace said it was better to be safe than sorry.

aFor example, at the moment the Kennedy Developmental Rd around Hughenden is open only to four-wheel drives as it's boggy and rutted, due to the rain,a he said.

aThe Landsborough Hwy at Barcaldine is open but drivers are urged to be careful because of the possibility of flash flooding. …

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