Update 2: Truck rollover, Richmond

The Flinders Highway is expected to re-open at 6pm following yesterday’s truck rollover and sulfuric acid spill.

The Highway remains closed between the Hopevale turnoff and the Flinders Highway.

All of the sulfuric acid from the damaged tanks has been emptied out and a recovery crew is currently separating them from the prime mover.

The prime mover and first tank are undamaged and will be driven from the site after the separation occurs.

The recovery of the tanks and trucks is on schedule to be completed by 6pm.

Around 2.25pm yesterday, a truck transporting three tanks of sulfuric acid rolled whilst travelling west on the Flinders Highway about 50 kilometres west of Richmond.

One of the tanks containing around 17,000 litres of sulfuric acid spilled onto the highway.

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

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