Hinchinbrook Shire Council advises that Fulton Drive at Molasses Creek, Macknade is now approximately 300mm deep.
Fulton Drive and the Anabranch Bridge will be closed at 2.30pm. All Lower Herbert residents intending to travel home should consider organising for immediate departure.
Motorists are reminded that there is water over many roads throughout the district and extensive care should be exercised when driving.
Council is endeavouring to provide warning of imminent closures however, this can not be guaranteed with the rapid nature of rise and falls occurring and residents are requested to monitor river conditions and consider their leave arrangements closely.
For further updates and information please continue to monitor the BOM website, www.bom.gov.au and the Hinchinbrook Disaster Dashboard.