Plenty of Gold Coast roads still affected by flash flooding

6:25AM:  There are still plenty of Gold Coast roads affected by the weekend deluge.

The following still have water over the road according to 13 19 40 Department of Transport and Main Roads:

WARRILL VIEW PEAK CROSSING ROAD
WARRILL VIEW
Water over road Hazard All directions
Water over road in various locations from Harrisville to Warrill View .
No blockage
Unknown traffic impact. Proceed with caution.
Last updated: 19 Jun 2016 20:15


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TAMBORINE OXENFORD ROAD
WONGAWALLAN
Water over road Hazard All directions
All lanes affected
Unknown traffic impact. Do not drive in flood waters.
Last updated: 19 Jun 2016 20:13

HELENSVALE ROAD
HELENSVALE
Water over road Hazard Westbound
Prior to Woodside Place.
All lanes affected
Unknown traffic impact. Do not drive in flood waters.
Last updated: 19 Jun 2016 19:08

STANMORE ROAD
YATALA
Water over road Hazard All directions
50m after intersection of Peachey Road.
All lanes affected
No delays expected. Do not drive in flood waters.
Last updated: 19 Jun 2016 18:50

CENTRAL STREET
LABRADOR
Water over road Hazard All directions
Near the Olsen Ave Turn Off.
All lanes affected
Unknown traffic impact. Proceed with caution.
Last updated: 19 Jun 2016 18:45

BEAUDESERT NERANG ROAD
BEAUDESERT
Water over road Hazard All directions
4km Outside of Beaudesert .
All lanes affected
Unknown traffic impact. Proceed with caution.
Last updated: 19 Jun 2016 17:48

The following are closed according to according to 13 19 40 Department of Transport and Main Roads:

BIRDS ROAD
GUANABA
Closed to all vehicles
Use alternative route.
Last updated: 19 Jun 2016
Next update: 22 Jun 2016

SOMERSET DRIVE
MUDGEERABA
Closed to all vehicles
Use alternative route.
Last updated: 19 Jun 2016
Next update: 22 Jun 2016

BERRIGANS ROAD
MUDGEERABA
Closed to all vehicles
Use alternative route.
Last updated: 19 Jun 2016
Next update: 22 Jun 2016

CLAGIRABA ROAD
CLAGIRABA
Closed to all vehicles
Use alternative route.
Last updated: 19 Jun 2016
Next update: 22 Jun 2016

GUNSYND DRIVE
MUDGEERABA
Closed to all vehicles
Do not drive in flood waters.
Last updated: 19 Jun 2016
Next update: 22 Jun 2016

HARDYS ROAD
BONOGIN
Closed to all vehicles
Use alternative route.
Last updated: 19 Jun 2016
Next update: 22 Jun 2016

There are still a handful of power outages for your Monday morning.  23 Runaway Bay residents are still waiting for their power to be reconnected.  On Sunday night there were closer to 2,000 outages on the Gold Coast.

9:30PM | The Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled its severe thunderstorm warning for the Gold Coast as the bulk of the heavy rain contracts further offshore.

“The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed,” the bureau said at 8.30pm.

“Please note, though, conditions could still be hazardous in far southeast Queensland due to the activity that has occurred, particularly on the roads.”

“The situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.”

In the six and a half hours since 2.30pm, 121mm of rain has fallen at Upper Springbrook in the Gold Coast hinterland and 113mm at Canungra.

Widespread falls between 50-90mm have been recorded elsewhere across the coast.

  • 121mm Upper Springbrook
  • 114mm Lower Springbrook
  • 113mm Canungra
  • 86mm Clagiraba
  • 85mm Bonogin
  • 78mm Mudgeeraba
  • 76mm Hinze Dam
  • 73mm Pacific Pines
  • 74mm Molendinar
  • 72mm Carrara
  • 71mm Coomera Shores
  • 60mm Coolangatta
  • 58mm Gold Coast Seaway
  • 51mm Burleigh Waters

The intense downpour caused widespread flash flooding across the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane.

On the Gold Coast, numerous roads were cut off by rising water.

The following Gold Coast roads were still affected by either rising water or downed trees at 9.30pm, according to the 131940 Traffic and Travel Information website.

CLOSED

  • Berrigans Road, Mudgeeraba: Closed
  • Clagiraba Road, Clagiraba: Closed
  • Gunsynd Drive, Mudgeeraba: Closed
  • Hardys Road, Bonogin: Closed
  • Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba: Closed

WATER OVER ROAD

  • Beaudesert Nerang Road, Beaudesert: Water over road 4km outside of Beaudesert in all directions
  • Birds Road, Guanaba: Water over road in all directions
  • Central Street, Labrador: Water over road near the Olsen Ave turn off
  • Helensvale Road, Helensvale: Water over road prior to Woodside Place (westbound)
  • Stanmore Road, Yatala: Water over road 50m after intersection of Peachey Road in all directions
  • Tamborine Oxenford Road, Wongawallan: Water over road in all directions
  • Warrill View Peak Crossing Road, Warrill View: Water over road Water over road in various locations from Harrisville to Warrill View All directions

HAZARD / DEBRIS

  • Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters: Hazard at the intersection of Olsen Avenue
  • Gold Coast Springbrook Road, Springbrook: Debris or vegetation
  • Scottsdale Drive, Varsity Lakes: Hazard (signal fault) Intersection of Reedy Creek Road

More than 1100 homes and businesses also remain without power in Reedy Creek, Currumbin, Robina and Varsity Lakes.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
  • Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

8:00PM | The bulk of the heavy rainfall has contracted to the Gold Coast however the Bureau of Meteorology says current rainfall rates are not severe.

“Conditions have eased from the Sunshine Coast down to Brisbane, however conditions could still be quite hazardous due to local flooding,” the weather bureau said in their latest warning.

The bureau warns severe thunderstorms are still likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Coolangatta and Beenleigh.

Over the last several hours, intense downpours have caused widespread flash flooding across Brisbane and parts of the Gold Coast.

Numerous locations stretching from Caboolture down to Jimboomba recorded up to 70mm of rain in just on hour.

Places between the Sunshine Coast and Forestdale in Brisbane’s south have received more than 100mm of rain since 9am.

In the last 10 hours, 105mm of rain has fallen over Brisbane City.

A further 147mm has fallen at Narangba, 143mm at the North Pine Dam, 137mm at Archerfield and 126mm at Caboolture.

Meanwhile on the Gold Coast, widespread falls of 50-70mm have been recorded.

Some place in the hinterland, however, have exceeded 100mm, including Canungra and Upper Springbrook.

Police say the sudden deluge has brought down trees and flooded several roads right across the city.

At 7.30pm, more than 1100 homes and business were without power on the Gold Coast.

Suburbs affected included Robina, Reedy Creek, Currumbin and Varsity Lakes.

For updates on power, click here.

Despite the rain appearing to ease in most areas, police are still urging motorists to avoid all travel with flash flooding still affecting dozens of roads across the southeast.

The following roads were affected by the severe weather at 7.30pm, according to the 131940 Traffic and Travel Information website.

  • Beaudesert Nerang Road, BeaudesertWater over road 4km Outside of Beaudesert All directions
  • Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters: Signal fault Intersection of Ereton Drive All directions
  • Central Street, Labrador: Water over road Near the Olsen Ave Turn Off All directions
  • Gold Coast Highway, Helensvale: Water over road East of Discovery Drive All directions
  • Hardys Road, Bonogin: Water over road All directions
  • Helensvale Road, Helensvale: Water over road Prior to Woodside Place Westbound
  • Pacific Highway, Burleigh Heads: Debris or vegetation Southbound
  • Stanmore Road, Yatala: Water over road 50m after intersection of Peachey Road All directions

For an updated list on flooded roads and closures, click here.

6:15PM | Authorities are pleading with motorists to stay off the roads as “extensive flash flooding” hits southeast Queensland.

Police took to Twitter at 5.49pm to warn drivers to avoid all unnecessary travel.

“Extensive flash flooding is occurring across Brisbane & surrounds right now,” police said on Twitter.

“We cannot stress this enough – stay off the road.”

5.50pm screen shot of the weather radar, courtesy of WeatherZone.com.au

5pm screen shot of the weather radar, courtesy of WeatherZone.com.au

Another tweet posted at 6.10pm read, “Please stay off the roads. Many roads are flooding suddenly & fast – police are unable to get through either”.

Cars submerged in Brisbane PHOTO: Jessica van Vonderen ‏@jessvanvonderen

Cars submerged in Brisbane PHOTO: Jessica van Vonderen ‏@jessvanvonderen

At 6.10pm, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Heavy Rainfall was current for people in Redland City and parts of Logan, Moreton Bay, Brisbane City, the Scenic Rim and the Gold Coast.

The weather bureau warns severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

Since 9am this morning, more than 100mm of rain has fallen across parts of Brisbane, including at Toowong and Mt Coot-tha.

In just one hour, 69mm was recorded at Forestdale, 68mm was recorded at Kenmore and 65mm was recorded at Greenhill.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

  • Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

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