However, they should also be alert to the bushfire conditions.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have specifically asked all motorists to stay away from Lamington National Park Road, Illinbah and Upper Coomera Road in the Gold Coast hinterland.
They say motorists “rubbernecking” are putting their workers’ lives at risk as well as the lives and properties of the public.
Police have declared an emergency situation in Canungra over the bushfire threat.
It includes areas within the following areas (pictured):
West boundary – Lamington National Park Road
North boundary – Beaudesert Nerang Road
East boundary – Beechmont Road through to Binna Burra Road
South boundary – Binna Burra Road intersection with Beechmont Road and a direct line from O’Reilly’s lodge to Binna Burra
People south of Rymera Road, on Sarabah Road, and people on Tabletop Road and Gray Road are advised to evacuate in north and easterly directions. A place of refuge is available at Tamborine Village Memorial Hall, 2720 Waterford Tamborine Road, if required.