The message from authorities during this slow moving monsoon trough is to keep off roads as much as possible and never drive through flood waters.
If you need to do essential travel and come across traffic lights which are flashing amber, you don't need to panic.
Police urge road users to exercise caution, and when approaching and entering intersections where the lights aren’t operating.
Queensland Police are reminding us that if you experience this on Townsville roads to practice 'Give Way to your right.'
Police have received numerous reports of faulty traffic lights throughout Townsville, which affected the flow of morning traffic.
When traffic lights are flashing amber or not working motorists are required to ‘Give Way’ and should treat the intersection as a normal crossroad intersection.