John Orpin, Kalan and Nicole Olsen had their afternoon walk cut short after running into water across Waterview Rd.
John Orpin, Kalan and Nicole Olsen had their afternoon walk cut short after running into water across Waterview Rd. Darryn Smith

Deluge creates a sign problem

THE deluge that has been dumped on the district over the past week threw up an unexpected problem for Bundaberg Regional Council workers – they ran out of “Water Over Road” signs.

Roads and drainage infrastructure portfolio holder Wayne Honor said the workers had to scramble to find other signs, such as “Hazard Ahead” and “Road Closed”, to warn drivers.

“It did create quite a bit of a problem, with an extensive area to cover,” Cr Honor said.

A council spokeswoman said yesterday afternoon several roads were still impassable.

Meanwhile, Bucca Crossing was still well over and, even with no more rain, will probably be over for another three days. Booyan Road was over at the causeway on the Moore Park Road end, but four-wheel drives could get through with caution.

And care was needed at Splitters Creek, Back Goodwood Road and Moorlands Road.

Farnsfield Road at the Gregory River Crossing was closed, while at Gin Gin, Duckpond Road was closed, although four-wheel drives and heavy vehicles could get through. Kalpowar Road, Gaeta, was closed at the Kolan River.

Deepwater Road at Baffle Creek was also closed, according to the RACQ.



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