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Update: Emergent situation, Julia Creek

An emergency declaration and two kilometre exclusion zone remains in place at Julia Creek following the derailing of a freight train yesterday morning.

The emergency situation, declared under the Public Safety Preservation Act at 11.35am yesterday, covers a two kilometre exclusion zone around the crash site, which is located approximately 20km east of Julia Creek.

The Flinders Highway remains closed in both directions between Julia Creek and Richmond as a result of flooding and the exclusion zone.

The Queensland Police Service continues to work with other emergency services, Queensland Rail and government agencies to manage the situation.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

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