The Andrew Nixon Bridge at St George will be closed to traffic later today as the Balonne River is expected to flow over the bridge deck.
The Balonne River was practically dry two months ago, now St George is preparing for it to peak at a level not seen since 2011.
The Balonne River is expected to peak in St George between 12.3-12.5m, meaning power will be cut to some properties.
Emergency declaration covers the Balonne River between E J Beardmore Dam to the Queensland/New South Wales border in relation to flooding.
Major flooding is occurring along parts of the Balonne and Maranoa rivers, and the river is still rising.
Residents in lower St George have been urged to prepare to leave, with more rain expected later today.
A Mitchell-based helicopter pilot has captured incredible photos of rising flood waters as he saves cattle and transports stranded residents.
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