SINK HOLE: Flood waters and torrential rain have caused massive erosion on Scanlans Rd, north of Gayndah. Photo Brandon Livesay / Central & North Burnett Times
SINK HOLE: Flood waters and torrential rain have caused massive erosion on Scanlans Rd, north of Gayndah. Photo Brandon Livesay / Central & North Burnett Times Brandon Livesay

Sinkhole opens near Gayndah

A SINKHOLE more than 10m wide has opened up near Gayndah.

A large section of causeway on Scanlans Rd was washed away yesterday after heavy downpours of rain.

Gayndah recorded more than 105mm of rainfall on the weekend, and the soaked ground just could not take any more.

North Burnett Regional Council was today working on establishing a detour around the washout, with one Scanlans Rd residence currently inaccessible.

Mayor Don Waugh said the damage had been severe.

"It was just a small gulley and now it has washed right away," Cr Waugh said.

A barbed wire fence now hangs suspended about 5m high over the chasm.

David Smith and Troy Rose were working to stabilise the area and create a bypass around the hole.

"It used to be flat underneath that fence, solid ground," Mr Smith said.

"And it's just been washed away completely.

"It's just from this rain from Saturday."

Cr Waugh said the flooding and constant rain had damaged multiple roads across the North Burnett.

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