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Slow going for Lockyer Valley flood victims

By Rhianwen Whitney, Wednesday April 3, 2013 - 10:49 EDT

Authorities in southern Queensland's Lockyer Valley are still working to restore access to 250 residents in the Mt Sylvia-Junction View area after the January floods.

Creek crossings and were wiped out, while phone and powerlines in some parts are still down.

The local council has repaired some roads to allow four-wheel drive access to the area so residents can get supplies.

Vanessa Redinger, from the local coordination committee, says it has been a slow recovery.

"We did have a setback towards the end of February," she said.

"We had a further flood in our area again that washed out our crossings and roads that set people back significantly.

"Morale went down and the council and RoadTek have had to get in there and put it all back together to get us mobile again, so it has been a slow process."


- ABC

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