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Fallen drums block Midland Hwy

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

  2.38 PM 12 September, 2014

Location: District 7 News

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Drums containing an industrial cleaning product have disrupted traffic on the Midland Highway at Meredith after falling from a vehicle and spilling onto the side of the road.

A specialist Hazardous Materials crew from Corio joined firefighters from Maude, Meredith and Lethbridge at two sites five kilometres apart at around 8.30am today (12 September).

The remaining chemicals from the two drums were placed into containers by crews in splash suits. The scene was declared safe just after midday. 

The chemicals posed no threat to the community and were removed by VicRoads.

Last Updated: 12 September 2014