With over 80mms falling in Mount Isa in the last 24 hours, mostly since 4pm Saturday, the causeways and new Isa St Bridge are shut.
The Grace St bridge at the highway remains open linking Mount Isa mineside with townside and Camooweal and the Northern Territory with the rest of Queensland.
Despite the new Isa St Bridge being built to a higher level than the old one, it could not cope with the deluge of water coming from upstream and was closed Saturday night.
Council told the North West Star the bridge is holding up well, working at designed and has sustained no structural damage due to the floods.
Paramedics were called to Fourth Avenue at 11.53pm after three patients became trapped in flood waters. A female in her 20s, was helped from the water with assistance from swift water rescue. She was transported stable to Mount Isa Hospital. A second female patient had been able to remove herself from the water was transported to Mount Isa Hospital in a stable condition.
As at 8.30am Sunday there was 83.0mm in the local gauge.
The falls have caused the cancellation of the Australia Day events at Splashez Swimming Pool.
In a statement Council said that in the interest of public safety and comfort, today's Australia Day Pool Party at Splashez Aquatic Centre has been cancelled.
However this afternoon's Australia Day Awards and Ceremony at the Civic Centre will go ahead as planned from 5pm. "Please feel free to join the celebrations," Council said.
Cloncurry had 30mm in the last 24 hours while Camooweal has had 140mm.
Roads closed include Camooweal to the border, Gregory Downs Camooweal Road, Wills Developmental Road at Gregory, Lawn Hill Rd.
The Cloncurry - Normanton Rd is open with caution at Butchers Creek due to damage to approaches.
More rain is expected in the coming days.
Today's forecast for the North West is the same as yesterday's.
Cloudy weather with a very high chance of showers and A thunderstorm or two with possible heavy falls.
Rain with falls up to 40mm are predicted to Wednesday before it dries up on Thursday.
The falls are expected to be a substantial boost to the lake levels but they have not been updated since Friday and stand at:
Lake Moondarra Capacity - 46.1%
Lake Julius Capacity - 72.6%
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