Be careful in big wet

Mount Isa police are asking motorists to travel with extreme caution in the wet and to heed the following:

• take extra care, re-think travel plans and limit non-essential travel

• obey all road signage or risk prosecution

• slow down and drive to wet weather conditions

• avoid flooded roads, creeks and watercourses – if it’s flooded, forget it

• be alert to the deceptively powerful nature of currents, especially during periods of heavy rain

• remember that road conditions and road closures can change rapidly as creeks and watercourses can rise and fall quickly.

Mount Isa police are also asking parents to ensure they know the location of their children at all times and to remind them of the dangers of flooded waterways.

Police have been called to several locations to remove children from harm. Not only does this put childrens’ lives at risk, but it also puts their rescuers’ lives at risk.

Think about the consequences of your actions and don’t risk your life or the lives of others. Stay well away from flooded creeks and causeways; the currents are deceptive and the dangers are hidden beneath the surface.

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