Parts of the Mackay region have received over 450 millimetres of rain since Tuesday.The highest rainfall has been recorded within the Pioneer catchment in areas like Finch Hatton and Eungella. The severe weather warning has been cancelled and several flood warnings remain in place for Mackay and The Whitsundays.
Mackay Eungella Road has been added to the long list of road closures overnight. Around six last night reports of a landslide appeared on Facebook with emergency services moving to block all range access. The road has been closed to all traffic at the top and bottom of the range and will be assessed by Transport and Main Roads later today. There's currently over twenty road closures in the region with all up to date information on the Mackay Council’s Emergency Dashboard.
The monsoon trough extends across the Gulf Country, across the base of Cape York Peninsula, to the east tropical coast near Townsville. A tropical low lies on the monsoon trough over northern Queensland and is expected to move slowly eastwards across northeastern Queensland, likely shifting into the Coral Sea on Thursday night or Friday. Fresh to strong winds over Townsville and Mackay waters are likely to extend northwards through Cairns and Cooktown waters on Friday as the low moves into the Coral Sea.
Check out the List of roads closed in the region, here