Condamine River still rising
LOCAL flooding is causing widespread havoc across the Southern Downs today, with reports of people stranded in their homes with up to 75mm reported at Freestone overnight.
Road closures are affecting a number of routes in and out of town, including the New England Highway near the Eight Mile, Allora back road, Goondiwindi, Leyburn, Karara and Inglewood.
River crossings at Yangan, Killarney and Murray's Bridge are expected to be closed within the next hour.
Cunningham's Gap remains open at this stage but extreme caution is advised if travelling through today.
Further rainfall totals of 30-50mm has fallen across the upper Condamine catchment overnight causing fast stream rises in the upper Condamine catchment and in Myall, Bungil, Glengallan, Dalrymple, Kings, Hodgson and Oakey Creeks.
Moderate to major flooding continues to rise along the lower Condamine River with the flood peak downstream of Chinchilla Weir in the Bedarra area. Further moderate to locally heavy rainfall is forecast for the next 24 to 48 hours, with renewed rises and higher levels possible. UPPER CONDAMINE RIVER: Fast stream rises are occurring upstream of Warwick causing major flooding in the Condamine River at Murrays Bridge, with minor flooding rising downstream at Warwick. Further rises and a minor flood peak up to 5.5 metres can be expected at Warwick during Monday. Fast rises overnight is causing major flooding in Dalrymple Creek at Allora, in Kings Creek at Aides Bridge, and in Hodgson Creek at Felton, although creek levels are nearing a peak or have already peaked during Monday morning. Moderate flooding is also occurring in Glengallan Creek.
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