Im not sure many of us would have noticed, but word is Mackay and the Whitsundays have had the best fuel prices of late, with average price of unleaded falling last month in the region. The Daily Mercury report that Unleaded prices rose across much of regional Queensland last month but in Mackay, the average fell 1.5c/L to 129.2c/L and in the Whitsundays, fuel dropped 4.4c/L to 133.8c/L. Lucinda Ross from the RACQ said says "We saw global oil prices reach a three-month high of $US66 a barrel, which chewed into retail margins and resulted in many servos across regional Queensland to hike prices up to 10c/L,”. Find the cheaped fuel in Mackay and the Whitsundays HERE
An Airlie Beach missing persons case has been re-opened and is now a homicide case. Jay Brogden originally went missing in 2007 and a new billboard has been erected in Cannonvale to bring his case back into the spotlight. Police Minister Mark Ryan says there is a reward on offer for anyone with information relating to Mr. Brogden’s murder. If you have any information call Crimestoppers.
When it rains it pours. Wild weather lashed Mackay and The Whitsundays yesterday, bringing with it flash flooding and power outages. Mt Pleasant was the wettest suburb in town with a massive hundred and thirty mills of rain falling since 9am yesterday. At this stage all power has returned to residents but flooding continues to cover some roads.
As of 5am the affected roads are:
North Eton - Marian Eton Road - flooded at Sandy Creek
Nindaroo - Mackay Habana Road - open with caution in several locations
Farleigh - Farleigh Habana Road - water over the road in various locations
Mount Pleasant - Willetts Road - flooded at Gooseponds
Glenella - Hicks Road - flooded at Windmill Crossing
Andergrove - Keeleys Road - flooded at the Andergrove end
Beaconsfield - Golf Links Road - flooded at Golflinks Crossing
Richmond - Holts Road - flooded from Pioneer Street through to Glenella Richmond Road
Homebush - Palm Tree Road - flooded at the first crossing
All up to date data can be found on the Mackay Regional Council Dashboard, and remember, if it’s flooded, forget it.
A man has had a scary brush with storm activity in Mackay. Paramedics were called to assist when the man was reportedly struck by lightning around eleven yesterday morning. Luckily he has no injuries but is suffering some minor effects from the strike. He was taken to Mackay Hospital as a precaution. Mackay drivers are feeling a little lighter as fuel prices come down.