Hazardous material spill on Stuart Highway, Ingomar - 29 April 2022

At approximately 8:15pm on Thursday, 28 April 2022, CFS crews were alerted to a collision between a truck and a van on the Stuart Highway, approximately 150kms south of Coober Pedy.

Upon further assessment of the scene, it was identified that a trailer being towed by the van was carrying a quantity of unknown chemicals, which had spilt across the highway. CFS crews, with the assistance of SAPOL, were quick to cordon off the area.

There are currently CFS crews from Coober Pedy on scene, who are being supported by SES, and additional resources are being brought in from Woomera CFS.

Atmospheric monitoring conducted this morning confirmed there are hazardous materials present. As a result, and to support local crews, six CFS specialist HAZMAT personnel are currently flying from Adelaide to help identify and safely recover the chemicals. They are expected to be on scene within two hours.

CFS will continue to work in conjunction with SAPOL and the Stuart Highway will remain closed until further notice to allow for the safe disposal and cleaning of the road.

2022-04-29 Keisha Hanbury