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Major roads affected by flooding


Flooding in parts of North and Far North Queensland are beginning to recede today following days of heavy rainfall.

Residents in areas between Innisfail and Ingham have been isolated by floodwaters after the Lower Herbert River broke its banks again, only days after ex-Cyclone Imogen passed through the region.

James Thompson from the Weather Bureau says it may not be the last of it:

"Halifax, yesterday on the Lower Herbert, got above major," he says.

"It has since dropped below major, back towards moderate flood levels, but there is a chance we could see another peak later on with more rainfall falling overnight."

Meanwhile, parts of the Bruce Highway between Innisfail and and Ingham have been affected by flooding.

The Bruce Highway between Innisfail and Cardwell was cut early yesterday after a truck crash caused a rockfall, which blocked both lanes.

It has since reopened.

Further south near Ingham, the highway was cut by floods at Gairloch.

A Major Flood Warning for the Murray River and Minor Flood Warning for the Tully River both remain in place.