FIRE crews from Maryborough, Bundaberg and Childers are still at the scene of a tanker crash south of Bundaberg

Crews are on standby for any potential fires as the vehicle is being rolled back onto it’s wheels.

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Emergency services have been on scene since the fuel tanker crashed and leaked about 20,000 litres of fuel onto the roadway and surrounding area about 9pm on Monday.

The Bruce Highway remains blocked in both directions and diversions are in place via Biggenden.

The section of highway is expected to remain closed until about lunch time.

Police declared the emergency soon after it happened and established an 800m exclusion zone around the crash site.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the driver, a 36-year-old man, was taken to Childers Hospital with minor arm injuries.

Extracted from Surat Basin.