Curragh suspends mining operations

11.30am: BLACKWATER'S Curragh mine has suspended operations after 150mm-200m of rain was dumped on site in 24 hours.

The drenching has cut the main access road to the mine from the Capricorn Highway.

Flooding of Blackwater Creek has cut the Curragh North access road and resulted in some localised flooding on site.

Day-shift employees have today been advised to stay at home until further notice.

Other CQ miners have also been affected.

One miner left Rockhampton at 3am today en route to Tieri, but could not make it through Dingo.

He had to turn around and come home.

Have you been affected by flooding? Contact reporter Amy Formosa on 4930 4274.



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