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Flood barriers and signs

Queensland  experiences hot summers with heavy rainfall. This can cause flooding and roads  can be cut off or washed away.

If you drive in an area that has been affected by flooding,  signs will warn you of the roads that are unsafe to use. Even if the floodwater  has subsided, the road may not to be safe to use.

If you ignore these signs, you may be fined.

Read how floodwater can damage roads.

Flood signs

Restricted road use notices

Restricted road use notices limit the use of  the road.

Image of a restricted road use sign that restricts the use of the road by weight

This sign limits the use of the road by weight—only vehicles  weighing less than 5 tonnes can use the road. The weight limit will change  depending on how damaged the road is.

Image of a restricted road use sign that closes the roads because of flooding.

This sign means that the road is temporarily closed because of flooding.

You can get approval to drive past this sign for special  reasons—but if you use a restricted road when you shouldn’t, you can be fined.

No entry signs

Image of a no entry sign that temporarily closes the road because of flooding.

his sign  means the road is temporarily closed to all traffic. This may be because  the road is damaged or flooded.

Image of a road closed sign

The road closed sign is used at a temporary road closure to show that the road is closed because of a hazard, such as an accident or fallen trees.

Image of a sign warning that the road ahead is closed

The road closed ahead sign is used to warn that you will be coming up to a temporary road closure.

Image of a temporary sign that indicates there is water over a road ahead

The water over the road sign shows you that there is water over a road ahead—but traffic can still pass with care.




Alternative route signs

Image of a sign showing that the road ahead is flooded and what the alternative route is

These signs can be used to show an alternative route if a road ahead is closed or flooded.

Image of a sign showing that the road ahead is closed and what the alternative route is