Bowman Parade Among 70 Roads Shuttered By Queensland Floods

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Bowman Pde, Bardon (Photo Credit: Cr Clare Jenkinson - Paddington Ward)

More than 70 roads across Queensland were closed on Friday due to flash flooding caused by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily, including Bowman Parade in Bardon.


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Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily has already dumped several hundred millimetres of rain and caused widespread flooding over the past four to five days in Queensland. The former cyclone is expected to make a sharp turn southward on Friday back towards the coast, bringing another round of heavy rainfall to the region as well as eastern Northern Territory.

Bowman Parade is no stranger to flooding, having been subject to inundation for years. According to Brisbane City Council’s Flood Awareness Map, Bowman Pde has a high likelihood of creek flooding and likelihood of overflowing because of its proximity to Ithaca Creek.

Photo credit: brisbane.qld.gov.au

Although emergency alerts have been cancelled, some Brisbane residents are still waiting for flood waters to recede. Heavy rainfall has temporarily subsided across southern and southeast Queensland, but authorities caution residents to stay alert as the flooding danger remains high.

Photo Credit: Cr Clare Jenkinson – Paddington Ward

This flooding is likely to have a major impact on transportation, with several rural roads remaining closed. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for areas likely to see the heaviest rainfall over the next 24 hours along the path of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily. 

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Residents are reminded to avoid non-essential travel, stay informed about weather warnings and road closures, and follow all directions from emergency personnel.

Those who would like to monitor updated forecasts and warnings are encouraged to visit www.bom.gov.au or install the BOM weather app and follow the advice of emergency services. To check Queensland road conditions, residents may visit qldtraffic.qld.gov.au.

Published 2-February-2024