UPDATE 6.30AM: THE Capricorn Hwy at Westwood was reopened to all vehicles just after 3am following the clean-up of a truck rollover. 

It is understood the driver of the truck has minor injuries. 

UPDATE 6.30PM: TRAFFIC control on the Capricorn Hwy will stay in place until midnight after a truck carrying ammonium nitrate rolled 5km west of Westwood.

The accident happened about 10am this morning, and crews are currently in the process of transferring ammonia nitrate to other truck.

A truck carrying the explosive chemical ammonium nitrate has rolled outside of Westwood, blocking the Capricorn Highway. Clayton's Towing in Rockhampton are working on the recovery.
A truck carrying the explosive chemical ammonium nitrate has rolled outside of Westwood, blocking the Capricorn Highway. Clayton's Towing in Rockhampton are working on the recovery. Clayton's Towing Rockhampton

UPDATE 4PM:  THE Capricorn Hwy remains closed to all vehicles following a chemical truck rollover near Westwood this afternoon.

A Department of Transport and Main Roads spokeswoman has advised Westbound traffic is being diverted via Bridgeman Rd.

Eastbound traffic excluding heavy vehicles, is being diverted via the Leichhardt Hwy to Dululu, then onto the Burnett Hwy via Mount Morgan.

Eastbound heavy vehicles will be directed by police on site. Emergency services are on scene directing traffic.

Updated diversion details are also available on 13 19 40.

UPDATE 12.45PM: EMERGENCY services have righted a B-Double truck which crashed on the Capricorn Hwy near Westwood this morning. 

Reports indicate Department of Main Roads officials, police and fire crews are on scene with specialists from the QFES using heat monitoring technology to monitor the ammonium nitrate in the truck. 

Clayton's Towing Rockhampton is assisting with the recovery.

 

UPDATE 10.50AM: ONE man is en-route to Rockhampton Base Hospital via ambulance following the crash at Westwood. 

Police are conduction traffic controls and have blocked the Capricorn Hwy in both directions while Queensland Fire and Emergency Services make the scene safe. 

The truck remains on its side at this stage. 
 

Police direct traffic after a truck rolls at Westwood
Police direct traffic after a truck rolls at Westwood

UPDATE 10.20AM: REPORTS indicate an initial inspection of the rolled vehicle by a witness at the scene has established no chemicals appear to be leaking. 

This is yet to be confirmed by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. 

With a large amount of emergency service crews responding to the incident, motorists are urged to drive with caution and always give way to police, fire and ambulance vehicles. 

UPDATE 10.15AM: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services have confirmed the rolled vehicle is a B-Double truck. 

Motorists travelling in the area are urged to seek an alternate route or delay travel. 

BREAKING 10AM: EMERGENCY services are racing to a truck crash on the Capricorn Highway involving chemical compound ammonium nitrate. 

Initial reports suggest a truck carry ammonium nitrate has rolled 5km west of Westwood. 

Reports suggest the driver is out of the vehicle and has suffered a head injury. 

It is unclear at this stage if an exclusion zone will be established. 

More to come. 


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