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Gympie spared damage from latest flooding

By Jo Skinner, Wednesday February 20, 2013 - 11:35 EDT

The Gympie Regional Council says no homes or businesses have been affected by minor flooding in the south-east Queensland city.

The Mary River reached a flood peak of 10.5 metres early this morning, well below this month's major flood peak of 20.3 metres.

Gympie Mayor Ron Dyne says there is about half-a-metre of water over the Kidd Bridge and it is expected to remain closed until this afternoon.

"No other dramas at this stage, some of the roads will be cut obviously but they will be the normal suspects and people are well versed in that," he said.

"It's really just that bridge that will be the main inconvenience and we anticipate the water will be under the bridge and the bridge will be open again early in the afternoon."

Councillor Dyne says the water under the Kidd Bridge is falling very slowly.

"I think more of the general public were concerned," he said.

"The people are a bit water-shy at the present moment with rain events and once you hear that the Mary River's coming back up, people do start to become very concerned."


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