Flooding in Ipswich. King Edward Parade.
Flooding in Ipswich. King Edward Parade. Rob Williams

ROAD CLOSURES: Some roads still flooded or inaccessible

UPDATE 7.30AM:

AFTER a couple days of dry, sunny weather. the majority of water on roads around Ipswich and the Scenic Rim has receded.

After being closed on the weekend Ipswich Road, Grandchester and Karrabin-Rosewood Rd at both Wallon and Karrabin are now open.

Ipswich City Council advises that the following streets remain closed this morning:

  • East Owen Street, Raceview
  • Lobb St, Churchill

Many roads have also opened in the Scenic Rim, but council is asking motorists to use caution on Beaudesert-Boonah Rd from Beaudesert to Coulson, at Boonah-Rathdowney Rd at Maroon to Rathdowney and Cunningham Hwy at Mutdapilly to Aratula.

The following roads remain closed:

  • Lamington National Park Rd - Canungra to O'Reillys Road
  • Running Ck Road - Running Ck   
  • Churchbank Weir Road - Mutdapilly       
  • Beechmont Rd East - Beechmont to Gold Coast                
  • Coburg Rd - Canungra   
  • Illinbah Rd - Illinbah from Bennets Crossing
  • Sarabah Road - Sarabah                
  • Double Crossing Road - Canungra           

 

SUNDAY 10AM:

ROADS around Ipswich and the Scenic Rim continue to re-open as flood water subsides.

Berry St Churchill, Mount Crosby Rd Chuwar, Haigslea Amberley Rd Walloon, Ipswich Rd Grandchester, Durilk Rd Pine Mountain, Old Toowoomba Rd One Mile and Dances Rd Mt  Morrow are now open.

Lobb St, Ipswich on Saturday morning, before the repairs.
Lobb St, Ipswich on Saturday morning, before the repairs. Contributed

The latest information on road closures can be obtained by calling the Transport and Main Roads and RACQ statewide traffic and road condition reporting service on 13 19 40.

SATURDAY 1.20PM:

THE city's roads are beginning to re-open as flood water subsides today.

Berry St Churchill, Mount Crosby Rd Chuwar, Haigslea Amberley Rd Walloon, Ipswich Rd Grandchester, Durilk Rd Pine Mountain, Old Toowoomba Rd One Mile and Dances Rd Mt  Morrow are now open.

Some other streets, including in Woodend, have been shut.

  • Lobb St, Churchill
  • Norms Brown St, North Ipswich
  • Tiger St, West Ipswich
  • King Edward Pde, Ipswich
  • Oakview Ct, Brookwater
  • East Owen St, Raceview
  • Gregory St, Wulkuraka
  • Tantivy St, Tivoli
  • Warwick Rd, Churchill
  • Karrabin Rosewood Rd, Walloon and Karrabin
  • Addison Rd, Camira
  • Hunter St, Brassall
  • Cooney St, Ipswich
  • Junction Rd, Karalee
  • Kingsmill Rd, Coalfalls
  • Grace St, Karrabin
  • Macartney St, Booval
  • Ivan Ln, Ironbark
  • Roseberry Pde, Woodend
  • Grace St, Karrabin

UPDATE SATURDAY 8.30AM:

THERE are still extensive road closures across the city this morning as emergency services and councils work to make the roadways safe in the wake of flooding.

Transport and Main Roads has advised the council road surface damage at Campbells Gully, along Karrabin-Rosewood Rd is so severe, it will take three to four weeks to repair.

Major road closures:

  • Lobb St, Churchill
  • Norms Brown St, North Ipswich
  • Berry St, Churchill
  • Mount Crosby Rd, Chuwar
  • Haigslea Amberley Rd, Walloon
  • Tiger St, West Ipswich
  • Ipswich  Rd, Grandchester
  • King Edward Pde, Ipswich
  • Oakview Ct, Brookwater
  • East Owen St, Raceview
  • Gregory St, Wulkuraka
  • Tantivy St, Tivoli
  • Warwick Rd, Churchill
  • Karrabin Rosewood Rd, Walloon and Karrabin
  • Durlik Rd, Pine Mountain
  • Addison Rd, Camira
  • Hunter St, Brassall
  • Cooney St, Ipswich
  • Junction Rd, Karalee
  • Kingsmill Rd, Coalfalls
  • Grace St, Karrabin
  • Macartney St, Booval
  • Old Toowoomba Rd, One Mile
  • Ivan Ln, Ironbark
  • Dancers Rd, Mount Morrow

UPDATE 4.30PM: 

A ROAD at Walloon will be closed for a month. 

As water recedes and levels continue falling Ipswich City Council has released some information about the scale of damage. 

Transport and Main Roads has advised the council road surface damage at Campbells Gully, along Karrabin-Rosewood Rd is so severe, it will take three to four weeks to repair.

Colleges Crossing Park will be closed from 6pm tonight until 6am in the morning.

Hancock and One Mile Bridge will be opened at reduced speed once water levels have dropped, the bridges are cleaned and have been inspected.

Major road closures include;

  • Haigslea-Amberley Rd, Walloon
  • Lobb St, Churchill
  • King Edward Pde, Ipswich
  • Old Toowoomba Rd, One Mile
  • Tantivy St, Tivoli
  • Rosewood-Warrill View Rd, Rosewood

 

UPDATE 3.15PM:

ROADS across Ipswich and the Scenic Rim are still closed after yesterday's deluge.

A Queensland Rail spokesperson said flooding at Walloon had caused issues on the Ipswich line.

Buses are now replacing trains from Rosewood to Ipswich.

"There are four buses in operation and they started in 6.15am this morning

"They are running as close to the timetable as possible.

"We are waiting for flooding over the tracks at Walloon to subside and we thank customers for their patience.

"There is also rising water around the Ipswich station car park.

TransLink asked customers to keep an eye on their website for updated information.

*See below for a full list of road closures in Ipswich and the Scenic Rim. If any of these roads have since reopened email anna.hartley@qt.com.au.

Road closures Ipswich

  • Berry St, Churchill
  • Haigslea-Amberley Rd, Walloon
  • Boyles Rd, Pine Mountain
  • Smiths Rd, Goodna
  • Paynes Rd, Ebenezer
  • Oakview Cct, Brookwater
  • Ishmael Rd, Camira
  • Rosewood-Warril View Rd, Rosewood
  • Berry St, Churhill
  • Karrabin-Rosewood Rd, Walloom
  • Smiths Rd, Goodna
  • Goodna Rd, Greenbank
  • Jones Rd, Bellbird Park
  • Alice St, Blackstone
  • Junction Rd, Karalee
  • Albert St, Goodna
  • Warwick Rd at Churchill, near Bremer High School is closed due to Deebing Creek flooding
  • Washpool Rd at Washpool (Reader comment: The road isn't officially closed, although there is no chance anyone could get across due to the creek bursting banks last night)

 

Road closures Scenic Rim:

  • Beaudesert-Boonah Rd  Beaudesert to Coulson
  • Beaudesert-Nerang Rd Beaudesert to Tabragalba (Rogers Flat)
  • Beaudesert-Nerang Rd  Tabragalba to Wonglepong
  • Beaudesert-Beenleigh Rd  Tamborine to Beenleigh
  • Boonah-Rathdowney Rd Boonah to Maroon
  • Lamington National Park Rd  Canungra to O'Reillys
  • Mt Lindesay Hwy  Beaudesert
  • Mt Lindesay Hwy Sth  Rathdowney to NSW
  • Mt Lindesay Hwy Sth  Laravale to Rathdowney
  • Allandale Road   Allandale
  • Carneys Creek Rd  Coochin to NSW border
  • Lamington National Park Rd  Canungra to O'Reilly
  • Churchbank Weir Road  Mutdapilly
  • Coleyville Rd Coleyville
  • F M Bell Road Mt Alford
  • Kalbar Connection Rd  Kalbar to Cunningham Hwy
  • Kengoon Rd  Cunningham Hwy to Munbilla Rd
  • Kents Lagoon Rd  Kalbar Connection Rd to Kengoon Rd
  • Lake Moogerah Rd Lake Moogerah
  • Mt Alford Rd   Dugandan to Mt Alford
  • Old Rosevale Rd Warrill View to Rosevale
  • Rosewood-Warrill View Rd  Warrill View
  •  
  • The Goat Track  Canungra to Tamborine Mtn
  • Warrill View-Peak Crossing Rd  Harrisville to Warrill View
  • Waterford-Tamborine Rd  Tamborine to Logan Village

Use caution Scenic Rim:

  • Beaudesert-Nerang Rd  Wonglepong to Canungra
  • Beaudesert-Nerang Rd  Canungra to Nerang
  • Ipswich-Boonah Rd  Boonah to Coulson
  • Ipswich-Boonah Rd  Coulson to Peak Crossing
  • Boonah-Rathdowney Rd Maroon to Rathdowney
  • Cunningham Hwy Mutdapilly to Aratula
  • Henri Robert Dr  Tamborine Mtn
  • Ganthorpe Road  Mt Alford
  • Mundoolun Connection Rd  Tamborine to Wonglepong
  • Munbilla Rd Kalbar to Warrill View-Peak Crossing Rd
  • Mt French Rd  Boonah to Mt French
  • Mt Lindesay Hwy Nth  Beaudesert to Jimboomba
  • Mt Lindesay Hwy Sth  Beaudesert to Laravale
  • Milford Rd  Dugandan
  •  
  • Roadvale-Harrisville Rd  Harrisville
  • Roadvale Rd, Roadvale RoadvaleTeviotville Rd Teviotville
  • Tarome Rd  Aratula to Rosevale
  • Teviotville Rd Teviotville
  • Warrill View-Peak Crossing Rd Peak Crossing to Harrisville

UPDATE 8.25AM:

TRAFFIC along David Trumpy Bridge has come to a stand still. 

UPDATE 6.30AM:

RAIN has eased today but some roads, some train lines and the Moggill Ferry are still affected.

After Ipswich received in excess of 143mm of rain in less than 24 hours a number of roads were cut off by flash flooding.

The QT was just been informed the One Mile bridge is closed.

A Translink spokesperson, who spoke on 612 ABC radio this morning, said flooding at Walloon had caused issues on the Ipswich line.

The Rosewood line trains will be suspended from Rosewood to Ipswich.

"It's been a very busy afternoon and evening last night for our crews," he said.

"Localised flooding at Walloon means buses will have to replace trains this morning."

Customers can expect delays of up to 60 minutes and TransLink technicians are en route.

ROLLING COVERAGE: Major flooding in Ipswich region

The TransLink spokesperson also said while Brisbane water transport was operating the Moggill Ferry was not.

"The Moggill Ferry is still out of action," he said.

"Dedicated school buses will not be operating this morning because school has been cancelled but the remainder of the bus network will operate as normal."

However in places like Ipswich the TransLink spokesperson said there may be issues with road access for certain bus routes.

"There may be issues depending on local road conditions," he said.

"We're asking customers to be patient and to call 13 12 30 if they have any issues."

 

UPDATE 8PM:

Ipswich-Boonah Road at Purga is closed and has water over it. Scroll down for an updated list of road closures in the Ipswich and Scenic Rim regions.

UPDATE 4.50PM: Floods have closed 22 roads in the Ipswich and Scenic Rim region. 

A complete list of all road closures in the region is below.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said while no official road closures had been reported, there would be roads covered with water after the overnight rain.

"We encourage people to call 13 19 40 to report road closures so they can spread the word," she said.

"Facebook isn't an official channel and they have to be reported so everyone can know.

"At this point in time with the amount of rainfall we are expecting we would advise motorists to stay off the roads.

"And of course if it's flooded forget it."

The next five hours will determine how badly the regiont is impacted by the remnants of ex-Cyclone Debbie as hope grows the worst of it may have already passed.

This story will be updated with current road closures as the QT receives further information throughout the day

EARLIER:

FLASH flooding is already affecting Ipswich with many roads closed following overnight rain.

In Goodna, Smiths Rd and Albert St are closed to traffic and Bellbird Park, Jones Rd and Harris St have water across the road and are also impassable.

Ipswich councillor Paul Tully warned motorists to bypass the usual flash flooding hotspots around the city. 

"If it's flooded, forget it is the message all drivers should heed today," Cr Tully said.

The councillor snapped a photo (above) of a car stranded in Jones Rd, Bellbird Park while attempting to cross flood waters.

             



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