Two lanes of the M1 were closed for a short time in the early hours of July 1 following a fuel spill at Cowan.

At around 5am, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Hazmat crews removed more than 200 litres of spilled diesel following a truck crash at the site.

FRNSW arrived on scene to find a semi-trailer transporting frozen goods northbound had crashed into a sandstone wall.

The truck’s fuel tank had ruptured, spilling the diesel onto the roadway.

Two lanes were closed while FRNSW Hazmat crews decanted the remaining fuel into Hazmat recovery bins and rendered the remaining spill safe.

NSW Police, Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Rural Fire Service were also in attendance.

The Environment Protection Agency was also notified to monitor nearby waterways.

Source: Media release, Jul 1,2021 – FRNSW Media

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