Kooralbyn residents stranded as bridge takes on nearly a metre of floodwater

CANNON Creek has flooded in Kooralbyn, closing HInchcliffe Bridge effectively cutting the town in half and leaving some residents unable to get home.

Other areas of the Scenic Rim including Beaudesert are also dealing with road closures due to flash flooding but the Scenic Rim mayor Greg Christensen says water levels should go down within the next few hours.

"Anyone who is cut off because of flooded roads should retreat and seek shelter," he said.

"This will be a short term event and once the rain has eased off the water levels will retreat.

"The indication is that the rain is beginning to even out and water levels are no longer rising rapidly.

"Because it's a short catchment in a few hours it is likely the water will begin to recede."

Cr Christensen advised parents to watch out for their children.

"Parents should monitor their children, given the levels of flood water," he said.

"Playing in the water might seem like fun but it can also be dangerous."

This came after several road closures since this morning.

Traffic was stopped at Tabragalba today after Beaudesert Nerang Road went underwater earlier today.

FLOODED: HInchcliffe Bridge, where the water level has reached 80 centimetres and is moving rapidly across the road.Photo: Tanya Ward

FLOODED: HInchcliffe Bridge, where the water level has reached 80 centimetres and is moving rapidly across the road.Photo: Tanya Ward

Other affected roads included Boonah Rathdowney Road / Mt Alford Road at Dugandan, Beaudesert Boonah Road at Coulson, Mutdapilly Churchbank Weir Road at Peak Crossing, FM Bell Road at Mt Alford and Newman Road at Maroon.

Tubber and McKee Streets at Beaudesert were also closed as was Macquarie Street at Boonah and Mutdapilly Churchbank Weir Road.

Tamborine Mountain Road (Steele Ck Bridge) at Tamborine, Mundoolun Connection Road at Boyland were deemed unsafe along with sections of the Mount Lindsay Highway at Beaudesert.

This afternoon Lake Moogerah Road at Clumber and Christie Street / Lamington National Park Road at Canungra also went under.