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Jan 28, 2020

Floodwaters cut Mount Isa rail line

Floodwaters cut Mount Isa rail line Flooding at Prairie, east of Hughenden in North West Queensland, on January 26. Photo courtesy of Flinders Mayor Jane McNamara.

The rail line is closed between Townsville and the North West Minerals Province due to floodwaters between Charters Towers and Hughenden, including at Prairie. Queensland Rail regional head Jim Benstead said detailed track inspections in some areas could not take place until water had receded. “We will work to re-open the line as quickly as…

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