Gregory Hwy north of Emerald opened to single lane traffic

Gregory Highway reduced to one lane at Theresa Creek north of Emerald

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The highway has opened to single lane traffic at Theresa Creek, north of Emerald.

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FLOODING: The Gregory Highway at Theresa Creek, north of Emerald is currently closed to all motorist. Picture: CH Police

FLOODING: The Gregory Highway at Theresa Creek, north of Emerald is currently closed to all motorist. Picture: CH Police

UPDATE Friday 12PM: The Gregory Highway at Theresa Creek, 20km north of Emerald has been reduced to a single lane traffic and under escort.

EARLIER FRIDAY 9AM: Flooding has closed the Gregory Highway at Theresa Creek, 20km north of Emerald.

Rainfall totals of more than 200mm were recorded across the Sapphire Gemfields catchments earlier in the week, causing major flooding in the Central Highlands region.

The bridge is currently being monitored by the Central Highlands Council and Transport Main Roads.

The water is slowly subsiding however, it is unknown how long the Highway will be closed.

RISING flood waters brought on by heavy rainfall in the Sapphire Gemfields catchment has closed the Gregory HIghway, 20km north of Emerald. Picture: Google Maps

RISING flood waters brought on by heavy rainfall in the Sapphire Gemfields catchment has closed the Gregory HIghway, 20km north of Emerald. Picture: Google Maps

Central Highlands Police are advising motorist to drive to conditions.

For up to date road closures call 13 19 40 or visit https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/ or http://beprepared.chrc.qld.gov.au/

EARLIER Thursday 12PM: RISING flood waters brought on by heavy rainfall in the Sapphire Gemfields is expected to close the Gregory Highway, north of Emerald.

ROAD CLOSURES IMMINENT: Central Highlands Police have advised motorist that Theresa creek is expected to rise and close the Gregory Highway, north of Emerald. Picture: Police

ROAD CLOSURES IMMINENT: Central Highlands Police have advised motorist that Theresa creek is expected to rise and close the Gregory Highway, north of Emerald. Picture: Police

Theresa Creek on the Gregory Highway north of Emerald is expected to rise and close the highway in both directions, late Thursday morning.

It is unknown how long the highway will be closed for at this time.

The story Gregory Hwy north of Emerald opened to single lane traffic first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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