Department of Main Roads and Transport have advised that the Bruce Highway between Ingham and Cardwell is expected to be closed for approximately three to four hours, due to a heavy vehicle accident.
The road to Lower Herbert remains open subject to rising flood levels at the Anabranch Bridge, which is being monitored by Council staff. Residents intending to travel home should consider organising for immediate departure.
Motorists are reminded to be patient and consider travel plans in light of these events, and to take extensive care when driving.
Residents are urged to continue monitoring the BOM website www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings for further weather warnings and updates.
For information regarding local conditions, please visit the Hinchinbrook Disaster Dashboard or contact the LDMG on 4776 4600.