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Queensland | A live saving message: If it’s flooded, forget it

Police are again warning motorists not to ignore road closure signs as they could be protecting travelers from washouts, craters and other hazards, and not to attempt to cross flooded roads, causeways or water courses.

Earlier this morning, police from Woodford were called out in adverse weather conditions after reports that a vehicle had entered flood waters on Neurum Road at around 1.30am.

The vehicle, being driven by an 18-year-old man from North Lakes, was submerged in the flood waters.

The man, who managed to get himself to safety, was given a $159 traffic infringement notice for disobeying signage. The cost for the vehicle will be a lot more with the car remaining waterlogged and stranded in the flood waters.

The area of road was low lying and had water over the road for about two kilometres.

The man was, luckily, uninjured.