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Motorists warned over floodwaters

AAP logoAAP 7/01/2017 Evan Schwarten

Queenslanders have been urged to be wary of floodwaters just days after a man was swept away while trying to warn motorists about a swollen creek.

Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan says storms and further rain are expected over the next few days for communities on the central, Herbert and Lower Burdekin coasts, which have already experienced heavy rain.

"These unstable conditions are predicted to persist over northern Queensland into next week with some heavy falls and storms likely," Mr Ryan said.

He warned motorists not to drive through floodwaters.

"We've asked Queenslanders to remember 'if it's flooded, forget it', and we're also asking them now to prepare ahead to stay safe on the roads," he said.

The warning comes just days after the death of a north Queensland vegetable farmer who was swept away by a swollen creek while trying to warn motorists about floodwaters.

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