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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.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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