Highway re-opened following truck crash
A section of Great Northern Highway between Meekatharra and the Kumarina roadhouse was re-opened to the public this morning after a truck crash forced its closure yesterday.
A WA Police spokesman said a truck was towing a trailer carrying ammonia nitrate when the trailer rolled about 200km North of Meekatharra, spilling the chemical compound, about 10.40am.
He said it was unknown how the accident occurred.
The driver, a man in his 50s, was not injured.
A Main Roads WA spokeswoman said the highway was re-opened shortly after 7am this morning.
An exclusion zone was put in place around the crash site yesterday while emergency services workers attended the scene.
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