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21 Aug 2019 | 06:12 AM UTC

Australia: Road blocks due to traffic incident in Brisbane August 21

Australia News Alert

Police officers close several streets following traffic incident in downtown Brisbane on August 21; heavy traffic and delays expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/21/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/21/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/Canberra). COUNTRY/REGION Brisbane

Event

Police in Brisbane have closed George and Elizabeth streets as of 15:30 (local time) on Wednesday, August 21, following a traffic incident that occurred near the Queen Street Mall. Local media outlets have said that at least four people were injured after a vehicle hit pedestrians. Authorities have not said whether the incident was intentional.

Buses on George street near the incident are being diverted. Further transportation disruptions, including heavy traffic and delays, are expected in the coming hours. The Queensland Police have asked individuals to avoid the area. 

Advice

Individuals in Brisbane are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, anticipate transportation disruptions, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities

 

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