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Flood water closes Bruce Highway

FLOODING rain has forced the closure of the south-bound lanes of the Bruce Highway at Caboolture, with the lanes completely shut to all traffic. 

No traffic is moving through this area and all motorists heading south are advised to delay their travel.

The north bound lanes are open but traffic is moving very slowly.

There is also extensive local flooding in the Caboolture area and many local roads are closed to all traffic, this includes the area between the Pumicestone Road overpass and the Bribie Island overpass in the Lagoon Creek area.

Further to this, a traffic hazard is causing delays on Peachester Road in the Sunshine Coast hinterland after a piece of road broke away. Motorists are advised to proceed with caution.

Police are advising the community to avoid flooded roads, creeks and watercourses and members of the public are also reminded that road closures and road conditions can change rapidly as creeks and watercourses can rise and fall quickly.

Strong winds have also brought down powerlines across south-east Queensland overnight. The wind caused power blackouts to 3,000 homes across the region.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for the state's southeast with high winds and more rain expected throughout Wednesday and into Thursday.

A strong upper low will move across southern Queensland during the next few days. As it moves eastward, this system will intensify a surface trough across the southern coast.  

Areas of heavy rain with isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue around the south-east Queensland coast, the southern Wide Bay and Burnett district, and the eastern Darling Downs and Granite Belt. Localised flash flooding is expected in the areas of heavier rain.

Flooding in coastal streams and rivers is also likely, and a separate flood warning is current for coastal streams between Noosa and Coolangatta, extending inland to the ranges.

Damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h are likely to develop on the coast and exposed inland areas later today and tomorrow.

For updates and flood warnings visit the Bureau of Meteorology website.

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