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Take caution on roads and rail trail during wet weather

MOTORISTS and Brisbane Valley Rail Trail users are urged to take extra caution with wet weather tipped to continue across Somerset.

Published: 11th February 2020

MOTORISTS and Brisbane Valley Rail Trail users are urged to take extra caution with wet weather tipped to continue across Somerset.

Mayor Graeme Lehmann said a number of roads had been closed today, along with a section of the rail trail between Harlin and Moore.

“Road and crossing closures can often be difficult as Somerset has 1,489km of constructed local roads and literally hundreds of crossings,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Council simply cannot be in all places at all times, and I thank the community for its ongoing support as we now deal with potential flash flooding just weeks after the fires of late last year.

“People should approach the rail trail like a road – please do not attempt to cross flood waters.

“For accurate and up to date information during emergency situations, I encourage everyone to visit newsroom.psba.qld.gov.au/ and sign up for Early Warning Network alerts at somerset.qld.gov.au/ewn.

“Regular updates are also posted on council’s Facebook page, which can be followed at facebook.com/SomersetRegionalCouncil/.”

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