Concrete pipes spill onto highway

UPDATE 12PM: Police say it is a miracle that nobody was seriously injured or killed when two large concrete pipes fell from a truck and tumbled across the Warrego Highway this morning.

Just after 9am a motorist reported seeing two pipes slip loose from a truck on the west-bound lanes of the highway under the Kholo Rd bridge.

The pipes, which police say were the size of a small car, tumbled across the median strip and onto the east bound lanes, with one smashing up on the road and the other coming to rest off the road.

The truck driver stopped immediately and assisted with police inquiries, while his company also assisted in the subsequent clean-up.

The Brisbane-bound lanes were blocked for a couple of hours, with traffic diversions in place.

District duty officer Acting Senior Sergeant Craig Ellis said an innocent motorist could have been seriously injured or killed if they had been unlucky enough to collide with the flying debris.

"It's a freak of nature that nobody was hit because there is usually a lot of traffic there at that time," he said.

"It's an act of God - those pipes were the size of a small car."

The truck driver has been issued with an infringement notice over the incident.

"It's a timely reminder for people to always check that their loads are secure," Snr Sgt Ellis said.

 

 

6AM: A chunk of concrete has fallen from a truck and is partially blocking the Warrego Highway at Tivoli.

Police say a motorist reported the incident under the Kholo Rd overpass about 9.20am.

The concrete has broken apart and blocked the left lane on the Brisbane-bound side.

There are no injuries, however the road will be blocked for some time while police organise for the debris to be cleared.

Traffic diversions are in place.



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