Heavy rain and large swell impacts Gold Coast roads

GOLD COAST drivers are navigating extreme conditions, as strong winds and heavy rain continues to lash the region.

Footage has emerged of a car close to being submerged as the water sweeps into the car park of the Currumbin Beach Vikings SLSC.

It’s parked in the southern end, near Elephant Rock, as the tide rises and inches closely to the bottom of the car doors.


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While the salt water is also butting up against the ground level of the surf club.

Today’s dangerous surf conditions has forced the closure of all Gold Coast beaches.

While, Transport and Main Roads has issued an alert for water over parts of the Pacific Motorway.

The department reports, it’s affecting the northbound on-ramp from Reedy Creek Road/Old Coach Road at Exit 84 for Varsity Lakes.

“The on-ramp is open at this time but motorists are advised to proceed with caution or choose an alternative route,” the warning reads.

And Energex is working to restore power to around 200 properties in the Paradise Point and Hollywell area.

In Advancetown, a tree has fallen on powerlines, affecting 16 homes.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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