A diesel spill on the Dawson Highway interrupted traffic flow.
A diesel spill on the Dawson Highway interrupted traffic flow. Chrissy Harris

Motorist alerts firies to spill

QUEENSLAND Fire and Rescue want to thank the motorist who knocked on their door yesterday morning to tell them about a diesel spill on the Dawson Highway.

Around 10am the motorist alerted QFRS to the spill that started at the Breslin Street intersection and continued all the way down to the Kin Kora roundabout.

“It wasn’t a huge amount of diesel but it was spread over a long distance,” a QFRS spokesman said.

QFRS officers stopped cars from driving over the spill and closed three of the four lanes on the Dawson Highway leaving only one outbound lane open. Sokerol, which is a natural based product for absorbing diesel and oil, was sprinkled over the spill.

A council road sweeper then swept the highway twice to remove the Sokerol and diesel.

The highway was closed for about three hours.

“Gladstone Regional Council staff were called in to assist with the clean-up effort of a diesel spill on the Dawson Highway between the Kin Kora roundabout and Blain Drive today,” council’s environment and regulation director, Ron Doherty, said

“Their efforts ensured the spill was contained and that the area was safe for use by motorists and pedestrians.”

Two trucks from QFRS responded to the incident along with police and council.



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