Truck roll-over causes hazardous material spill - Bulli

Published: 31 Jan 2023 04:48pm

A light truck rolled over on Bulli Pass, in the state's Illawarra earlier today, causing numerous cans to rupture, spilling up to six tonnes of paint onto the Princes Highway.

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) specialist rescue and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) crews responded with the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and other emergency services to the scene on the 'Bulli Hairpin' around 10am.

The driver was able to escape the truck without injury.

Firefighters used absorbent material and booms to contain the contents of hundreds of punctured paint cans.

Paint is regarded as an environmental pollutant and would have caused significant damage to the local area if not contained.

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), in consultation with FRNSW, established a contra-flow so traffic could safely avoid the crash site.

A heavy haulage recovery contractor righted and recovered the truck.

Updated: 31 Jan 2023 04:53pm

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Stations nearby

BULLI Fire Station

325-327 Princes Highway, Bulli NSW 2516

THIRROUL Fire Station

240 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul NSW 2515

CORRIMAL Fire Station

120 Princes Highway, Corrimal NSW 2518