Flash flooding closes Gregory Highway near Capella and Clermont

Flash flooding: Gregory Highway north of Capella and Kilcummin closed, Peak Downs Highway closed

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Road closures north of Capella and Kilcummin.

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HIGHWAY CLOSED: Flash flooding from Carroll's creek to Miclere creek, has closed the Gregory Highway 30km north of Clermont. Picture: Ben Harden

HIGHWAY CLOSED: Flash flooding from Carroll's creek to Miclere creek, has closed the Gregory Highway 30km north of Clermont. Picture: Ben Harden

UPDATE 3:15PM: Water remains over the road at Abor Creek but authorities are allowing traffic to cross in both directions.

EARLIER: Widespread rainfall across Central Queensland has caused major flash flooding across the Central Highlands, causing several roads to close.

The Bureau of Meteorology meteorology issued a flood warning for parts of Central Queensland, as a low pressures system over eastern South Australia moves east towards the east coast.

Currently, the Gregory Highway at Abor Creek, approximately 10kms north of Capella, is closed to both directions due to flood waters.

The Gregory Highway is also closed just south of Kilcummin, with major flooding from Carroll's creek to Miclere creek, 30km north of Clermont.

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Long delays are also expected, after flooding closed The Peak Downs Highway between Clermont and Moranbah at Myall creek.

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on the roads and stay away from floodwater, with more wet weather forecast for parts of the state in the coming days.

The council has closed the Gregory Highway at Abor Creek, north of Capella.

The council has closed the Gregory Highway at Abor Creek, north of Capella.

Fire and Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan said the Bureau of Meteorology is warning there was little respite ahead.

"Areas of locally intense rain and flash flooding are expected to become an increased risk in coming days across southeast and central Queensland," Mr Ryan said.

"The Bureau of Meteorology has issued several flood warnings for parts of Queensland, so it's important to stay up to date with advice and know your flood risk."

Please do not drive in flood waters. For up to date road conditions please visit 13 19 40.

Nogoa November celebrations canceled 

Central Highlands Regional Council will postpone its annual Nogoa November celebrations scheduled for this weekend until early 2022.

Central Highlands Mayor Kerry Hayes said weather predictions are subject to change and all residents should stay alert and keep an eye on changing conditions.

"Rain is always welcome in the Central Highlands and spending a weekend indoors is a sacrifice we are willing to make," Mayor Hayes said.

"Our top priority is to ensure the community remains safe by reviewing your household plan, preparing your property and remembering if it is flooded forget it."

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