Construction workers save creek from highway diesel leak

[UPDATE 2.45]: CONSTRUCTION workers have helped to prevent an environmental disaster at the scene two-truck, one car collision on the Bruce Highway at Beerwah. 

A large diesel leak which started about 1pm due to the crash, threatened to impact Coochin Creek. However the quick thinking of fire fighters and hard work of kind construction workers stopped the fuel from flowing into the creek. 

Workers who were on site at a highway construction zone at the time, helped to transport enough dirt and sand to the scene of the crash so the diesel leak would not impact the creek. 

Fortunately they managed to get there in time and stop it as it was spilling into a nearby gully. 

The two truck and one car crash has now been cleared with traffic starting to flow again. 

EARLIER: TRAFFIC has stalled in the northbound lanes of the Bruce Highway after two trucks and a car have collided at Beerwah. 

The crash occurred near Roys Rd just before 1pm. 

Traffic has slowed up until the twin service stations on the highway. 

Southbound lanes are unaffected at this stage. 

It's believed two people in a sedan have been injured. The two truck drivers' were believed to have escaped unharmed. 

One of the trucks was leaking a large amount of diesel at the scene. 

Emergency crews were working to stop the leak from running into Coochin Creek. 

Claytons Towing and emergency crews were working to clear the scene and get traffic flowing. 

The left lane is currently closed. 

Delays are likely at this stage.

Topics:  bruce highway

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