Section of hwy closed after tanker rolls


A section of the Bruce Highway in north Queensland has closed after a fuel tanker rolled early today

July 24, 2012

A section of the Bruce Highway in north Queensland has closed after a fuel tanker rolled early today.

The B-double was travelling inbound to Mackay when it rolled just south of the Ron Camm Bridge near the region’s showgrounds about 5.20am.

Queensland Police says no-one was injured in the incident but the crash forced authorities to close the southbound lanes of the highway while salvage crews remove the truck.

Police have put in traffic diversions and have told motorists to avoid the area if possible. The northbound lanes are unaffected.

Meanwhile, a truck driver is in a serious condition in hospital after a collision south-west of Brisbane yesterday evening.

Queensland Police says a semi-trailer and car collided on the southbound lanes of the Gateway Motorway about 5.20pm, causing the rig to jack-knife.

The truck driver was thrown from the cabin. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

"One southbound lane was closed for several hours, and police assisted with traffic control on the scene until it was cleared around 12.4am," a statement from Queensland Police says.

"Investigations into the crash are continuing."




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