Roads Closed Due To Flooding

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29 January 2019

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Rain will continue today for Mackay and the Whitsundays. There are a few roads closed currently in the region, you can find the list here

Nitso from Oz Cyclone Chasers explains the weather expected through to next week  

 

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School kids to the North of Mackay had a short first day back at school due to the weather. Some buses were forced to collect students from schools as early as midday when the heavens opened up yesterday. Over a hundred and fifty millimetres of rain was recorded near Prosperpine, causing a minor flood warning for the Pioneer River. As this weather event continues, make sure to check the Mackay Council dashboard for road closures, and, remember, if it's flooded, forget it!

Mackay is in mourning over the death of paramedic Craig McCulloch.The thirty two year old was en-route to a code one medical emergency Monday when his Ambulance left the road, rolling several times, and striking a tree, killing him. He's being remembered as a hardworking family man. 

Roadworks on the Bruce Highway have been delayed due to the weather. Asphalt works were scheduled this week on the Sarina Pedestrian Crossing, but at this stage they've been pushed back until the weather clears.

 

 School is back and Cancer Council Queensland is calling for students to register for the Ponytail Project. The campaign is encouraging high school students to chop off their ponytails to raise funds for those affected by cancer. The project is now in its fourth year, and has raised over $320,000. CEO, Chris McMillan says cancer is something that effects all families. 

LOCAL SPORT 

 

Brothers have defied the odds to find themselves in the T20 finals. Rain-outs looked to sink their chance of a run as they were given the loss in a match against Magpies on Friday. A big win against Pioneer Valley boosted them up the board in a last desperate cry for the finals.

 

AFL Mackay Premiers Whitsunday Sea Eagles are preparing to host AFL Capricornia Premiers Yeppoon Swans. The sides going head to head in the second Central Queensland Cup to be hosted in March.

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