Truck rollover on Bruce Highway

TRAFFIC on the Bruce Highway was disrupted for hours yesterday, north of Rockhampton, when a truck carrying dangerous materials overturned.

The truck ran off the road about 15 kilometres south of Marlborough at 5.45am and landed on its side.

Police, firefighters and ambulance crews were joined by Marlborough SES in a careful operation to unload the dangerous goods so they could be transferred into a second truck.

SES staff manned a traffic control system to get vehicles moving on the single lane of highway that was open.

The rescue operation involving the overturned truck was hampered because there was no tow truck available for several hours.

Firefighters eventually managed to get the stricken truck back on its wheels at about 10.15am.

Crews also had to clean up debris and a substantial diesel spill on the road.

The driver suffered only minor facial injuries and did not need hospital treatment.



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