Landslide leads to closure of Perseverance Dam Rd

Floodwaters rage over Dingo Mountain Road near Crows Nest.
Floodwaters rage over Dingo Mountain Road near Crows Nest. Paul Douglas Kerans

UPDATE 4pm: CROWS Nest police have issued a stern warning to motorists not to drive along Perseverance Dam Rd.

Officer-in-charge Sergeant Greg Dawes said the road had been closed due to a landslide on the northern side of the spillway.

"Boulders the size of small cars have come down onto the road," Sgt Dawes said.

"If someone drives through and gets collected by one of those they are going to die."

He said the road would be closed until engineers had the chance to inspect the damage and recommend what action should be taken.

"There is no access to Lake Perseverance or Lake Cressbrook.

"If we hear of anyone going down there to take a look enforcement action will be taken."

Flood concerns ease in Crows Nest

EARLIER: Flooding has subsided in the Crows Nest area this morning with the New England Hwy to Toowoomba open to traffic.

Crows Nest State Emergency Service group leader Paul Kerans said this morning that no houses had yet been affected by the flooding.

"It has quietened down out here a little bit today," Mr Kerans said.

He said the worst flooding was on roads which crossed Emu Ck, including Dingo Mountain Rd and Emu Ck Rd.

Crows Nest Motel relieving manager John Haddock said travellers booked out all of his rooms yesterday.

Crows Nest police officer Senior Constable Bill Mitchell said motorists had been well-behaved and obeyed road closed signs.

He said water was flowing three metres over the spillway at Lake Cressbrook and Lake Perseverance yesterday.

"There is still a fair bit of water about," Snr Const Mitchell said.

"With it still being wet people have still got to take care."

Topics:  crows nest, flood, rain, toowoomba, weather




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