Floods close high­way to the north

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

THE Bruce High­way was closed at both Fran­cis and Cat­tle Creeks last night af­ter three cars crashed in ris­ing flood­wa­ters.

The first crashed hap­pened at Cat­tle Creek, 10km south of Ing­ham, at 6.30pm when a sin­gle ve­hi­cle rolled af­ter aqua­plan­ing.

Two peo­ple were taken to Ing­ham Hos­pi­tal by am­bu­lance with mi­nor in­juries.

In the fol­low­ing half hour emer­gency crews were called to two other crashes in the same area, nei­ther of which re­sulted in in­jury.

Last night po­lice said the road would be closed to con­ven­tional ve­hi­cles un­til fur­ther no­tice. Trucks will be al­lowed through.

To check if the high­way is open do not call po­lice as this dis­tracts them from im­por­tant du­ties. In­stead, phone 131940 or visit 131940. qld. gov. au

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