Emergency services personnel work to clean up 36 tonnes of ammonium nitrate after a truck driver lost his load on the Fitzroy Developmental Rd.
Emergency services personnel work to clean up 36 tonnes of ammonium nitrate after a truck driver lost his load on the Fitzroy Developmental Rd.

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.


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