A truck rollover has caused traffic to back up for kilometres along the Cunningham Hwy.
A truck rollover has caused traffic to back up for kilometres along the Cunningham Hwy. Rob Williams

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UPDATE: Emergency services say the Cunningham Hwy should be soon be cleared, after an industrial hygienist was called clean up a truck spill containing asbestos.

Diversions are still in place and traffic is backed up along the highway and onto nearby Mary St. 

EARLIER: BOTH inbound lanes on the Cunningham Hwy have closed after a truck rolled and lost its load near Blackstone this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 2pm after reports of a truck crash. 

 

A truck rollover has caused traffic to back up for kilometres along the Cunningham Hwy.
A truck rollover has caused traffic to back up for kilometres along the Cunningham Hwy. Rob Williams

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said the truck was carrying asbestos in bags and the clean up would take some time. 

"It's not going to cause anyone harm it just has to be removed with care," she said.

 

 

Diversion are in place with police diverting drivers off the highway onto the Mary St exit.

A truck rollover has caused traffic to back up for kilometres along the Cunningham Hwy.
A truck rollover has caused traffic to back up for kilometres along the Cunningham Hwy. Rob Williams

 

Traffic is reportedly backed up along Mary St near Brynhyfryd Park.

One person was taken to Ipswich hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries. 

A truck rollover has caused traffic to back up for kilometres along the Cunningham Hwy.
A truck rollover has caused traffic to back up for kilometres along the Cunningham Hwy. Rob Williams

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