McKinlay truck rollover

RACQ posted this aerial shot of the truck rollover on their Twitter page.

RACQ posted this aerial shot of the truck rollover on their Twitter page.

UPDATE: Friday morning 11am

The Landsborough Highway remains closed near Plum Creek this morning following a truck roll over yesterday.

The road train carrying zinc rolled about 20 kilometres from McKinlay.

Trailers and lead ore are blocking the highway and efforts to remove them as well as ensuring the integrity of the road is continuing.

Queensland Police said they hoped that one lane may be open to traffic by around 12.30pm.

The driver was airlifted from the scene for believed non-life-threatening injuries.

UPDATE: Friday morning 7.45pm

The Landsborough Highway remains closed north of McKinlay after a single-vehicle truck rollover yesterday morning.

A four-trailer truck overturned on the highway yesterday morning with zinc spilling onto the road from the last two trailers.

Mount Isa inspector Trevor Kidd said the site was remote making clean-up difficult and he said police from Cloncurry, and other emergency services were assisted by volunteers from South32 Cannington mine on the scene.

Inspector Kidd said they hoped to re-open the road sometime later this morning.

The 51-year-old truck driver was airlifted to Mount Isa hospital for treatment.

Diversions are place.

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Original story Thursday 5pm

The Landsborough Highway remains closed in both directions north of McKinlay after a truck rollover this morning.

Clean up crews are expected to work throughout the night to clean up zinc ore spilled across the highway.

The highway has been closed since 8am.

Police say they're hoping to get one lane open before nightfall.

Police, Ambulance and Royal Flying Doctor crews were called to the rollover near Kuridala.  

Diversions are in place to Cloncurry via the Flinders Hwy.

The truck driver was taken to hospital but the driver’s condition is not yet known.

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