B-double roll-over - Cobar

Published: 16 Jun 2022 09:07am

Firefighters have righted a semi-trailer, carrying chemicals, that overturned in the state's central west yesterday.

The incident happened on the Barrier Highway, about 85 kilometres west of Cobar around 1pm.

A Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Hazardous Materials crew and Rural Fire Service units established that the B-double's driver had escaped injury but were concerned about the stability of the truck's load of phosphorous acid, used to make fertiliser.

In a five-hour operation, fire crews righted the truck and secured the load as they mopped up a minor diesel spill at the scene.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Stations nearby

COBAR Fire Station

39 Barton Street, Cobar NSW 2835

NYNGAN Fire Station

100 Lawlor Street, Nyngan NSW 2825

BOURKE Fire Station

25 Mitchell Street, Bourke NSW 2840