Up the Creek Garage, Roma’s own vintage car museum, is the latest attraction to reopen before the peak months, and they have some big ideas for the future.
“At training the older boys are revving their younger mates up, telling them just how good it is going to be,” club president Kelvin Bella said.
The Balonne River is set to peak higher than first expected, and residents in low-lying areas are being asked to get ready to leave.
The Warrego and Carnarvon Highways remain closed tonight, and select school bus routes cannot run tomorrow, due to flooding.
Balonne Shire Council has issued a flood warning for low-lying areas around St George.
Apprentice jockey Dan McGillivray was over the moon to win the Bendemere Cup – at his first career race meet, no less.
The driver was trapped in the cab of the truck, and was hospitalised after being rescued.
Major roads are flooded after heavy rainfall overnight, and with more on the way, most river systems in the southwest are currently on flood watch.
Heavy rainfall, damaging winds, and potential flash flooding are to be expected from Thargomindah to Roma, and many locations in between.
Flooding around Surat, Dulacca, and Jackson has forced road closures and traffic restrictions.