STILL OPEN, BUT FLOODING: Photo of the Cunningham Highway closure late last year.
STILL OPEN, BUT FLOODING: Photo of the Cunningham Highway closure late last year.

Debris, water cleared from Cunningham Highway

UPDATE 12.30PM: The Cunningham Highway has reopened from Maryvale through to Tarome. 

Motorists are advised to exercise caution and drive to conditions. 

UPDATE 7.30AM: Severe storms over the Main Range made the Cunningham Highway impassable from Maryvale through to Tarome.

All lanes remain closed in both directions this morning and the closure is expected to continue "for several hours", according to the Queensland Police Service.

Storms have passed through the area but the Bureau of Meteorology advises there is a possibility of further storm activity later this morning.

 

17/01/20

UPDATE 6:35PM: The Cunningham Highway is closed due to flash flooding.

The road was closed at around 6.30pm this evening.

All lanes are blocked from the top of the Gap to Lake Moogerah Rd.

Motorists may divert through Toowoomba.

EARLIER: MOTORISTS planning a weekend trip are advised to exercise caution after a car fell down an embankment at the Main Range near Cunningham's Gap.

The single vehicle incident happened just past the helipad at around 3.30 this afternoon and "may have occurred as a result of the weather", according to a spokesman from the Queensland Police Service.

Prolonged rainfall is flowing onto all four lanes of the Cunningham Highway, requiring the closure of one, flooded eastbound lane.

According to both the Department of Transport and Main Roads and QPS, the highway remains open at this time, though delays are expected.

More to come.