Brisbane is experiencing some wild weather. Here is everything you need to know about road closures, suspended parking, event cancellations and where to get support.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia, category 4, continues to move south and is expected to pass to the near west of Yeppoon during the next couple of hours. It is expected to continue a southerly movement through today while slowly weakening. Brisbane residents will face winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h turning northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h and heavy rainfall.

Event cancellations

  • Brisbane City Council has advised that tonight’s Chinese Lunar New Year activities in Chinatown Mall have been cancelled due to bad weather. However, the activities planned for Saturday 21 February and Sunday 22 February are still scheduled to go ahead.
  • Tonight’s Brisbane Roar match against Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium has been postponed. Football Federation Australia made the decision after advice from the State Government and emergency authorities including Queensland Police and the Bureau of Meteorology.
  • Brisbane Twilight Markets have been cancelled due to the bad weather.

Where to get sandbags

Sandbags are currently available from the following locations:

  • Zillmere Depot, 33 Jennings Street
  • South Depot, 48 Shamrock Rd
  • Darra Balmoral Depot, Redfern Street
  • Morningside Herbert Street, Lota SES Depot
  • Wilston Rd, Newmarket

Brisbane City Council is currently experiencing a high demand for sandbags across all depots and is advising that moderate wait times may be experienced.

This video, presented by Brisbane City Council’s Lord Mayor and SES officers, shows the best way to use sandbags to protect your property, where to acquire them, and how to make sandbags.

Suspended parking

Brisbane City Council has also advised that on street parking will be temporarily suspended on the following roads from 6am Thursday 19 February 2015.

  • Northey Street Precinct, Windsor
  • Butterfield Street, Herston
  • Constance Street, Fortitude Valley
  • Edmondstone Street, Bowen Hills
  • Sandgate Road, Albion

These parking areas are low lying and are subject to inundation due to higher than usual high tides and severe weather. Council also advises that cars parked in some areas may be at risk from rising water levels.

Motorists are advised to display caution when driving on roads affected by any flood water. It is anticipated that the closure will continue until Saturday 21 February 2015, once the weather system has passed.

Affected areas will be signed with public safety notices. Existing parking restrictions in these areas will still apply.

Road Closures

Finucane Road, Capalaba

Signal fault Hazard All directions
At Old Cleveland Road.
No blockage
No delays expected. Proceed with caution.

New Cleavland Road, Gumdale

Water over road Hazard All directions
At Archer Road.
All lanes affected
No delays expected. Use alternative route.

Albion Street, Wooloongabba

Water over road Hazard All directions
Lotus and Hampton Street. .
All lanes affected
Unknown traffic impact. Proceed with caution.

Sandgate Road, Albion

Water over road Hazard Both Directions
Between Inner City Bypass and Abbotsford Rd.
Lane or lanes reduced
Unknown traffic impact.

Mount Gravatt Capalaba Road, Wishart

Water over road Hazard
Between Ham Road and Auckland Street.
Lane or lanes reduced
Unknown traffic impact. Proceed with caution.

 Beenleigh Road, Runcorn

Water over road Hazard All directions
Underneath Gateway Motorway.
No blockage
No delays expected.

Creek Road, Cannon Hill

Water over road Hazard Northbound
After Richmond Road.
Partial lane closures
No delays expected.

Paringa Road, Murarrie

Water over road Hazard All directions
At intersection with Queensport Road.
All lanes affected
No delays expected.

Gateway Motorway, Stretton

Flash flooding Hazard Northbound
Water over right shoulder at Scrubby Creek. Proceed with caution.
No blockage
No delays expected. Observe signage.

Kessels Road, Coopers Plains

Debris or vegetation Hazard Westbound
Tree down at Orange Grove Road.
Lane or lanes reduced
No delays expected.

Old Cleveland Road, Carindale

Water over road Hazard Both Directions
Water over road at the intersection from the Gateway Motorway northbound exit to Old Cleveland Road..
Lane or lanes reduced
Unknown traffic impact.

Rickertt Road, Ransome

Water over road Hazard Both Directions
After Chelsea road..
All lanes affected
No delays expected.

Wondall Road, Wynnum West

Water over road Hazard All directions
Water over road at Blackwood Road.
Lane or lanes reduced

Lincoln Street, Greenslopes

Water over road Hazard All directions
Water over road on Lincoln Street.
Lane or lanes reduced
No delays expected. Proceed with caution.

Northey Street, Windsor

Closed to all vehicles
Use alternative route.

Gap Creek Road, Kenmore Hills

Between Brookfield Road and Dillon Road.
Closed to all vehicles

Gympie Arterial Road, Carseldine

Between Beams Road and Linkfield Road.
Closed to all vehicles

Bowman Parade, Bardon

Between Cecil Road and Stephenson Street.
Closed to all vehicles

Boscombe Road, Brookfield

Between Rafting Ground Road and Brookfield Road.
Closed to all vehicles

Illawena Street, Drewvale

Between Gowan Road and Wembley Road.
Closed to all vehicles

Marshall Road, Rocklea

Between Balham Road and Goburra Street.
Closed to all vehicles

Paradise Road, Larapinta

Between Logan Motorway and Learoyd Road
Closed to all vehicles

Storm and flood emergency support

Phone 132 500 or log your request online for assistance during storm and flood emergencies.