Freight train carrying sulphuric acid derails near Julia Creek, prompts Flinders Highway closure Freight train carrying sulphuric acid derails near Julia Creek, prompts Flinders Highway closure ABC news (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Email Freight train carrying sulphuric acid derails close to Julia Creek, prompts Flinders Highway closure UpdatedDecember 28, 2015 00:39:01
Photo:Authorities say there is minor leakage involving sulphuric acid hungry shark evolution unlimited gems and diesel gasoline spillage at the crash site. (Supplied: QPS )Map:Julia Creek 4823 A freight train carrying approximately 200,000 litres regarding sulphuric acid offers derailed east involving Julia Creek throughout north-west Queensland. Key pointsTwo-kilometre exclusion around crash siteMinor leakage associated with sulphuric acid and also diesel gas spillageThree drivers sustained minor injuries The locomotive and most sorts of 26 carriages derailed in 10:20am about twenty kilometres east in the outback town.
Authorities declared an emergency under your Public Safety Preservation Act along with placed any two-kilometre exclusion zone round the crash site. They stated there was clearly minor leakage associated with sulphuric acid and diesel fuel spillage at the crash site.
Photo:Authorities have struggled to acquire access towards the web site in the derailment thanks towards the flooding that has closed local roads. (Supplied: QPS) Aurizon said three drivers sustained minor injuries inside the accident and attended the Julia Creek hospital. "Two drivers happen to end up being able to be released as well as the third is predicted to be launched later today," an Aurizon spokesperson mentioned about Sunday. "At this early stage, the reason for the incident just isn't known. Each Aurizon and Queensland Rail will investigate the actual incident and see its cause.
"At now the principal focus will be on recovery with the incident site." The Flinders Highway has been closed throughout both directions between Julia Creek along with Richmond.
Queensland Rail mentioned it was unclear how long your train collection would remain closed. Julia Creek hotel publican David Wyld said the actual locomotive went in to the bore drain right after it rolled along with finished up underwater. "So which would've performed all the entire 26 carriages together with sulphuric acid," he said. Mr Wyld stated the path ended up being blocked through rail workers immediately following your accident. "The police and many types of that couldn't acquire for you to it, blocked the whole street off straight away," he said. "And you could smell the actual sulphuric acid exactly where they really blocked it off." Queensland Rail functions to get into site A spokeswoman coming from Queensland Rail stated wet weather had flooded local roads, so that will they had not been able to have anybody upon web site to always be able to assess the particular damage. "We are generally considering alternate ways to have Queensland Rail crews to site," the girl said. "Passenger rail solutions happen in order to be cancelled. Your Inlander continues in order to be cancelled today along with tomorrow through Townsville in order to Mount Isa. "Updates about passenger solutions will possibly be made as soon because they are generally available." Aurizon said interim arrangements had been devote place to maintain web site safety until the particular status in the derailed wagons and then any product spillage could potentially be confirmed.
Photo:The locomotive and most sorts of 26 carriages derailed. (Supplied: QPS) Topics:rail,emergency-incidents,julia-creek-4823,mount-isa-4825,townsville-4810 First postedDecember 27, 2015 15:14:46 More stories through Queensland