CYCLONE DEBBIE FORCES MINE, RAIL AND PORT CLOSURES AS IT WREAKS HAVOC IN QUEENSLAND
28 March 2017, Written by Ben Hall
COAL and gold mines in north and central Queensland are being seriously impacted as ex-Cyclone Debbie moves inland, dumping heavy rain as a tropical low after making landfall on Tuesday as a Category 4 system.
The Queensland Government has closed ports between Townsville and Abbot Point, one of the most important coal exporting corridors. Rail and shipping are being seriously affected.
"Following port closures, the unloading of coal trains has ceased at the Abbot Point Coal Terminal near Bowen, and the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal and Hay Point Coal Terminal, south of Mackay," an Aurizon spokesperson says.
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Author: Ben Hall