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Mary River floodwaters dropping after peaking at 8.1m

Cottage in Fort St South flooded again.
Cottage in Fort St South flooded again. Robyne Cuerel

THE Mary River will continue to slowly recede today after peaking at 8.1m.

Three houses and several businesses have been completely inundated, with around 30 in total believed to have been affected in some way.

Most are located in lower Kent St and The Pocket area.

The Mary peaked about 9am on Thursday - some 3m higher than initial predictions on Tuesday - and started to recede by 2pm.

At 6am, a 23-year-old man had to be plucked from the top of his car after allegedly driving into floodwaters while intoxicated.

Police allege the Maryborough resident travelled over the Granville Bridge, which was closed to traffic on Tuesday night and into flooded Mary St around 2am.

He climbed on to the roof and wasn't noticed by members of the public until about 6am.

The Swift Water Rescue Team had him safely on dry land by 6.30am and he was taken to the police station after allegedly returning a 0.128% BAC.

Around 1000 Granville homes were without power for several hours throughout the day due to a power pole leaning in fast-moving floodwaters. Ergon Energy had to reroute the supply and had most customers back on line by 10.30am.

Most roads were open or reopening across the Fraser Coast on Thursday afternoon, although there were lengthy delays due to water on Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd.

The Granville and Lamington bridges remained closed.

Fraser Coast residents can expect scattered showers on Frideay and Saturday.

Topics:  flooding, floods, maryborough, mary river




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