Sneaky way people are crossing into Qld
NSW border cheats are thumbing their noses at Queensland's lockdown laws by using a median strip that divides the states to cross over unimpeded.
Footage shows cars crossing over from Thomson St, Tweed Heads, on the NSW side into Dixon St, Coolangatta, on the Queensland side without a police officer in sight.
The motorists were caught flouting the laws during a Channel 9 news cross.
Cameras caught two cars driving down an embankment to break into Queensland, which is heavily guarded at three nearby border crossings.
Queensland Police have implemented "hard infrastructure" at three points along the border - one on the M1 motorway, one at the Gold Coast border area, and another on Griffith Street.
However, locals are outsmarting the police in the short term by crossing down the Thomson St embankment.
The daring side street dash for freedom comes as motorists have been forced to wait for hours to enter Queensland after the borders were closed on Tuesday morning.
The barriers and sentry points were reinstated after a second wave of coronavirus broke out on Sydney's northern beaches.
Anyone travelling into Queensland needs to have a border pass and those from greater Sydney or the northern beaches will not be permitted to enter unless they have an exemption and then still undertake 14 days' mandatory hotel quarantine.
The border closure will remain in place through the Christmas period and is scheduled to be reviewed on January 8.
"So people can expect to see this infrastructure in place at least," Chief Supt Wheeler said.
"Until that point and until any other decision is made. That will create inconvenience and delays for people, so please plan your journey accordingly.
"Allow extra time for when you're coming into Queensland and travel to your own set of circumstances."
Originally published as Sneaky way people are crossing into Qld