Damaging winds closes Roma's main street in big wet

Damaging wind gusts knock over several trees on Roma's McDowall Street.
Damaging wind gusts knock over several trees on Roma's McDowall Street. Derek Barry

THE big wet which has battered Queensland's coast in the wake of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald has now struck out west.

Several areas reported over 100mls of rain in the Roma catchment overnight and while there is no flood danger yet, the main street has been closed due to wind damage.

Heavy gusts of up to 91kph blew through Roma's McDowall Street on Sunday morning ripping several trees to shreds. McDowall St, which is Roma's main shopping street was quiet at the time so there is no reports of injuries or any damage to cars.

However the street has been closed between the lights at Quintin and Hawthorne Street as tree loppers remove two large trees that have fallen onto the road.

The Roma airport gauge received 56mls of rain to midnight Saturday though areas to the east had higher falls. 

The Warrego Highway has been cut off at Oakey and Chinchilla Golf Club (2km w of town) and with large falls in the upper Condamine catchment, there may be further closures to come near Chinchilla. 

Other roads closed are Jackson-Wandoan Rd and Roma-Taroom Rd (80km nw of Roma).

Topics:  cyclone oswald floods roma weather wind damage

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