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Highway traffic delayed due to pool truck rollover

Truck crash on the south bound lane of the Bruce Highway, the driver was transported to hospital. The accident caused long delays for motorists. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
Truck crash on the south bound lane of the Bruce Highway, the driver was transported to hospital. The accident caused long delays for motorists. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

UPDATE: SOUTHBOUND lanes of the Bruce Highway have opened again following a pool truck rollover. 

Lanes have closed multiple times today as emergency crews worked to clean up the scene and conduct atmospheric testing. 

The truck was carrying pool chemicals and leaked hydrochloric acid on to the side of the road following the crash. 

A Queensland Fire and Emergency spokesman said crews were working to remove chemicals from the truck. 

While there was no threat of explosion or danger to the public, atmospheric testing was underway to assure the area was clear. 

A 200m exclusion zone had been set up at the scene. \

EARLIER: THE BRUCE Highway has reopened after long delays when a truck rolled over at Beerwah, spilling its load of toxic hydrochloric acid on southbound lanes

A police spokesman said lanes near Roys Rd and Bells Creek Rd (near the road works) were closed for a few hours as emergency crews worked to clear the scene. 

The truck, which rolled about 7.40am this morning, was carrying class 8 corrosive substances.

Fire and Emergency Crews were called to help clean up leaking hydrochloric acid.

Truck rollover on Bruce Highway has caused southbound lanes at Beerwah. Photo: Adam Law
Truck rollover on Bruce Highway has caused southbound lanes at Beerwah. Photo: Adam Law Adam Law

It's believed the driver of the truck was not injured. 

The acid spill comes as wet weather caused chaos on Sunshine Coast roads this morning.

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