Emergency services received the call just before 4am after a tipper and dog trailer carrying asphalt “left the road” on May 18.

CRASH: Hundreds of litres of diesel spilled across Mitchell Highway in early morning crash. Photo: ORANGE FIRE AND RESCUE.

“The spill was contained using absorbent material and the driver was uninjured.”

FRNSW responded with two fire trucks from Orange and a hazmat van from Bathurst.

Rural Fire Service, police and Roads and Maritime Services attended.

As of 6am the highway was still blocked in both directions.

Drivers at the scene at around 8am reported major congestion along Amaroo Road and that traffic is being redirected via Peabody Road.

Extracted in full from: Diesel spilled after crash on Mitchell Highway in Orange | Western Advocate | Bathurst, NSW