Bruce Highway remains closed at Rockhampton
Police are advising motorists that the Bruce Highway remains closed south of Rockhampton to all traffic and looks likely to remain so for at least the next seven days.
The level of the water in the Fitzroy River is 9.14 metres, slightly down from the 9.15 metres recorded yesterday.
People intending to travel on the Bruce Highway in the Rockhampton region are advised to take extreme caution and not to attempt to drive through floodwaters
Motorists are urged to obey road closure signage. Flooded roads, creeks and water courses should be avoided and road conditions can change rapidly as water can rise and fall quickly.
Motorists are advised to carefully plan their trips, to regularly monitor the Traffic and Travel information site (details below) and allow additional travel time, incorporating travelling at lower speeds, delays and diversions.
Information regarding weather and road conditions can be located at the following sites and police are urging members of the public to regularly check these locations for updates and advice:
· Bureau of Meteorology website www.bom.gov.au for up to date weather information, including up-coming forecasts;
· The Traffic and Travel information line on 13 19 40 or http://www.131940.qld.gov.au
· RACQ road closure site on 1300 130 595 or http://www.racq.com.au/travel/maps_and_Directions/road_conditions
· Monitor local councils and local radio stations for local information and updates
07 3015 2444