Hazardous spill closes Beef Road
THE Fitzroy Developmental Road was closed for most of Sunday as emergency services crews worked to clean up a hazardous chemical spill.
Police said 36 tonnes of Orica ammonium nitrate granules spilled when a white Freight Liner B-double towing the mine-bound load rolled 42km north of Dingo at 5.36am.
Diesel fuel mixed with the chemical saw a 1km exclusion zone established.
The leak was contained by firefighters. The driver, a 40-year-old male, was treated for minor injuries.
It was the second rollover on the Beef Rd in four days.