4 Aug 2020

Hazmat team called for clean-up after chemical spill follows crash in Otago

5:00 pm on 4 August 2020

Hazardous materials and fire crews are cleaning up chemicals spilled on a West Otago highway in a truck crash this afternoon.

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Fire and Emergency said there were a number of chemicals on board the truck. File image. Photo: petervick167/123RF

The truck came off State Highway 90 about 2km south of Edievale, shortly after midday.

A spokesperson for St John Ambulance said a man had been taken to Gore Hospital with moderate injuries.

Fire and Emergency said there were chemicals on board the truck, which had all been been identified and separated to ensure there was no serious risk.

Drivers were being diverted around the spillage where the two fire crews and the hazmat team were expected to remain for some time.