Leslie Harrison Dam spilling after Redlands cops more than 100 millimetres of rain during weekend showers and storms

LESLIE Harrison Dam has begun to spill after heavy showers and thunderstorms dumped more than 100 millimetres on the Redlands over the weekend.

RAIN: The Leslie Harrison Dam has reached 107 per cent capacity, with water now flowing into the spillway. Photo: Jordan Crick

RAIN: The Leslie Harrison Dam has reached 107 per cent capacity, with water now flowing into the spillway. Photo: Jordan Crick

The wild weather made for a torrid time on the roads, with several motorists finding themselves in trouble while trying to cross floodwaters.

A police spokeswoman said before 2am on Sunday morning, police had been called to help a driver who had tried to cross a flooded creek crossing near Avalon Road in Sheldon.

Another driver on Finucane Road at Alexandra Hills called for help after 10pm when their vehicle became stuck in floodwater.

A total of 240.8 millimetres had fallen by 9am on Monday morning, just 17 millimetres less than that which fell during January.

There is no immediate end in sight for the soggy conditions, with the forecast showing more showers and storms on the way this week.

The conditions will make it tough for Redlands United FC and Capalaba Racing Club to recover from flooding that inundated their low-lying grounds.

Wednesday and Saturday trials were abandoned at the Capalaba track, while the opening game of the NPL season was cancelled at Cleveland.

The soccer club's office, media room, gym and change rooms were also damaged by floodwaters.

They are now calling on the public, including commercial cleaners and electricians, to assist with the clean-up effort and help salvage some equipment.

Council have set up sand bagging sites at a depot on South Street, Cleveland to help those that need to protect their properties from floodwaters.

It comes as roads closed at Wellington Point, Sheldon and Birkdale re-opened to motorists about 2.25pm on Monday afternoon when the sun burst through for the first time in days.

The Weather Bureau are urging people to keep an eye on the radar in case a band of thunderstorms at Toowoomba make their way towards the coast this afternoon.

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