Weather improves but Bruce Highway to stay closed

The weather on the Sunshine Coast has improved, but the danger is not over, with roads extensively damaged, flood levels still high and landslides and falling trees a high risk. 

The Sunshine Coast Council was urging people to stay off the roads while crews urgently assess and prioritise works, ahead of undertaking repairs over the coming week. 

They are also clearing debris and landslides across the region. 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has advised the Bruce Highway remains closed in both directions at Six Mile Creek and is likely to remain closed for the rest of today and overnight. 

Sunshine Motorway is closed north of the Sunshine Coast Airport.

Sunshine Coast Local Disaster Management Group Chair Mayor Mark Jamieson thanked the community for staying home yesterday and has urged them to continue to stay safe and stay home as recovery efforts begin.

“The weather has improved, however we’re not out of the woods just yet,” Me Jamieson said. 

“Showers and wind are forecast for today and while river levels will continue to drop over the next 24 hours high tides will still impact neighbouring roads and property.”

Image: Glass House Mountains on Saturday. Supplied by Tez Williams.