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Severe weather impacts on public transport - free today but not tomorrow

Severe weather conditions have been impacting on public transport, especially trains all afternoon and into the evening. Translink has been advising residents for several hours now that rail services across all lines in south east Queensland are experiencing delays. Buses are running between Ipswich and Wulkuraka and Beenleigh and Varsity Lakes on...

EVACUATION | Lockyer Valley residents are being told to leave their homes

The Lockyer Valley Local Disaster Management Group has issued an evacuation order.  The LDMG is warning people living in the Laidley and Forest Hill areas to leave now now as the rain continues to fall and the flood threat increases. The LDMG possibility of flooding tonight and make arrangements to stay...

LATEST | Thousands lose power in Ipswich, Logan and Scenic Rim

UPDATE | Some of the power's come back on for people living in Ipswich. 334 are still in the dark.  Severe weather's damaged powerlines in Calvert, Grandchester, Lower Mount Walker and Mt Mort.  Trees have brought down powerlines in Gailes. EARLIER | More than 4,000 people living in Ipswich, Logan and the...

BREAKING | Ipswich evacuation centre opens

Ipswich City Council has opened its evacuation centre on Thursday afternoon. If you can't stay in your home, or can't get home due to flooded roads you can head to the Ipswich Showgrounds. Council recommends that you bring your own sheets, pillows and towels with you. As well all sporting ovals are closed,...

WEATHER | Latest flood warnings have arrived

JUST IN | Rapid rises, and areas of major flooding, are occurring in the Logan and Albert River catchments, with further heavy rainfall expected Thursday afternoon and evening.  We are expected to see major flooding on Thursday night. Widespread rainfall totals of 50-200 mm have been recorded over the last 12 hours...

BREAKING | Woogaroo Creek breaks its banks

Devon Drive at Bellbird Park is closed after Woogaroo Creek broke its banks according to Deputy Mayor Paul Tully. He sent the following image, which tells the whole story. We are being urged to steer clear of the Logan River and check boat moorings after the Bureau of Meteorology issued a flood...

Major south-east dams already spilling

Queensland authorities have begun to release water from a number of dams across the state this morning.  Wyaralong, Hinze, Wappa and Little Nerang dams are all overflowing as a result of heavy rain from former cyclone Debbie.  Water Supply Minister Mark Bailey says Somerset Dam is at 74 per cent, while nearby...

Warning following car being stranded at Bellbird Park

  Motorists are being warned to take care on the roads after a car became stranded in floodwaters at Bellbird Park this morning.  In Goodna, Smiths Road and Albert Street are now closed to traffic; along with a number of roads in Bellbird Park including Jones Road and Harris Streeet, which have...