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Lockyer Valley rainfall

28 January 2013


Widespread rainfall totals of 75-150mm have been recorded since 9am Sunday across the warning area, with isolated totals of up to 350mm. The heaviest rainfall has been recorded in Laidley Creek, Lockyer Valley and Lower Brisbane.

Further heavy rainfall is possible during Monday.

 Major flooding continues in Laidley Creek between Mulgowie and the Laidley Showgrounds and downstream of Laidley with further rises expected to continue Monday morning.

Major flood levels along Sandy Creek at Grantham are expected to continue during Monday with renewed rises possible.

 Lockyer Creek minor flooding is occurring in the Lockyer Creek and tributaries above Gatton, with renewed rises and moderate flooding possible with continued rainfall which also may increase levels downstream of Gatton.

 Ma Ma Creek, Tent Hill Creek and Flagstone Creek are experiencing major flooding and anyone at risk of flooding should seek higher ground immediately.

 Moderate flood levels at Gatton will continue to rise during Monday morning.

 Travellers between Toowoomba and Brisbane are to be advised that the Warrego Highway is closed at Glenore Grove and should consider alternative routes.

 Residents are advised to remain vigilant about the situation and to take necessary precautions to maintain personal safety.