Be vigilant on flood-affected roads

An image of a Road Closed sign in front of a flooded roadway
If it's flooded, forget it. Turn back!

Published: 14th February 2020

Logan residents are urged to take care after 48 roads were flood-affected following heavy rain.

While weather conditions have eased today, Council reminds residents to remain vigilant and stay updated on conditions through Council’s Disaster Dashboard https://disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/.

While some roads have reopened, more than 30 remain affected this afternoon. Some roads may be further impacted over the weekend with rising river levels.

Water levels are considerably lower than the floods created by ex-cyclone Debbie in 2017.

The Albert River is expected to peak this afternoon, resulting in a less than 1-in-10-year event.

The Logan River is expected to peak over the weekend and is forecast to be a 1-in-5-year event in the lower reaches.

The flood peak of the Logan River was recorded as passing through Jimboomba and surrounding areas, at around 3.30 this afternoon.

As the peak passes, some waterways were expected to rise slightly and some roads may be closed again due to flooding. The peak is expected to pass the region within six to eight hours.

Anyone requiring emergency assistance should call the SES on 132 500.

A few properties could potentially be impacted by Logan and Albert River peaks. These residents were contacted by either the SES or Local Disaster Coordination Centre, with door-knocking yesterday afternoon. 

No uncontrolled treatment plant discharges occurred and no pump well outages were reported.

There were several power outages reported overnight affecting 13 properties in Chambers Flat, eight in Carbrook and five in Munruben. 

Energex reports that the network is currently under normal operation.

All Energex assets are to be treated as live. If you see a fallen powerline or a damaged electrical asset, stay well away, warn others of the danger and report it immediately to our emergency line - 13 19 62.

Four Council-owned parks are closed - Meakin Park (Slacks Creek), Gould Adams Park (Kingston), Nealdon Park and Green Lakes (Meadowbrook) and Doug Larsen Park (Beenleigh).

The walking track at the rear of Eagleby Wetlands is closed.

Barbecues at three parks have been turned off - Doug Larsen Park, Logan River Parklands and Tygum Park. 

SES reported 82 requests for assistance overnight, with the majority for flooding and roof damage. 

There were no rescues and all requests were completed. 

Council also recommends avoiding contact with floodwaters during and up to five days after the heavy rainfall due to potential risks from any bacteria that may have been carried into waterways from runoff.

Department of Education listed the following Logan schools and day-care facilities as closed today.

  • Logan Village State School
  • PCYC Beenleigh
  • Goodstart Early Learning Logan Village 
  • Sparrow Early Learning Yarabilba
  • AEIOU Logan
  • C&K Logan Village Community Kindergarten
  • Emmaus Kindergarten, Jimboomba
  • St Clare's Kindergarten and OSHC Yarrabilba

Logan road closures as at 4pm, Friday Feb 14.

Major roads 

 Road/Street Suburb
Mount Lindesay Highway Jimboomba
Stanmore Road Wolffdene
Waterford Tamborine  Road Logan Village
Beaudesert Beenleigh Road Luscombe

LCC-controlled roads

Road/Street Suburb
Distillery Road Eagleby
Cusack Lane Jimboomba
Pimpama Street Waterford
School Road Logan Reserve
Stoney Camp Road Greenbank
Stern Road Carbrook
Chambers Flat Road Chambers  Flat
Latimer Road Buccan
Clarks Road Loganholme
Second Avenue Marsden
Wyatt Road Jimboomba
Cedar Pocket Road Cedar Grove
Veivers  Road Cedar Creek
Scott Lane North Maclean
Rossmore Road Chambers Flat
Plunkett Road Tamborine
Schneider Road Waterford
Clarke Road Crestmead
Undullah Road Undullah
Bahrs Scrub Road Bahrs Scrub
Ford Road  Priestdale
Wuduru Road Cornubia
Logan Reserve Road  Loganlea
Clutha Creek Road Mundoolun
Greenvale Road Chambers Flat
Dairy Creek Road Waterford
Schmidt Road Eagleby

 

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