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Drivers told to take it easy as storms continue


A plea from emergency workers for drivers to slow down on wet roads, as storms lash the south east.

Advanced care paramedic Jen Kinsela says Queensland Ambulance Service crews have been called to a number of crashes already overnight.

"So far we've been quite fortunate; they have been minor prangs at the moment," she says.

"There have been a few rollovers."

On the Sunshine Coast, a car has crashed into a ditch at Black Mountain, at the Bruce Highway onramp near Cooroy just before 6.30am.

One patient has since been taken to hospital.

Ms Kinsela is pleading with drivers to take it easy as the rain and storms are predicted to continue across the day.

"We're encouraging all drivers to drive with their lights on, to try and slow down and drive to the conditions, and just be extremely cautious when they're out on the wet roads," she says.


Storms set to continue

The Sunshine and Cooloola Coast are in for a drenching, with the Bureau of Meteorolgy expecting the wild weather to continue across Thursday and Friday.

A storm warning was issued for areas south of Caboolture this morning, with a severe storm dumping 54mm of rain at Redcliffe around 7.30am.

BOM meteorologist Helen Reid says the activity's being caused by cold air coming across Australia is colliding with warm, moist air coming in from the Coral Sea.

"We are looking at that stormy summer season really getting going this week. 

"The focus of the action will be in the south east," Ms Reid says. 

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