M1 At Loganholme To Be Shut 'For Several Hours' After Chemical Tanker Fire

Local businesses evacuated

M1 At Loganholme To Be Shut 'For Several Hours' After Chemical Tanker Fire

Pic: Supplied/Veronica Russell

UPDATE: 

The area surrounding a chemical tanker fire at Loganholme has been put into area, as police confirm the truck was carrying hydrochloric acid. 

The M1 is closed in both directions, after the tanker burst into flames outside the Logan Hyperdome at around 8.40am. 

Police say it'll be several hours before they re-open the road. 

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The area in lockdown includes a 1km radius around the crash site. 

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"People in the immediate vicinity are asked to say indoors and anyone with breathing difficulties should have medication or breathing aids with them," is the instruction from Queensland Police. 

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We've been in touch with Queensland Health, though it's understood hyrdochloric acid is corrosive to the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes. Inhalation exposure may cause eye, nose, and respiratory tract irritation and inflammation in humans. 

The truck was owned and operated by chemical transport company Coogee Transport. Miraculously, he survived uninjured. 

The company has released a statement: 

 

Pic: Belinda Donaldson

EARLIER:

Both directions of the M1 at Loganholme are being cleared by emergency crews after fire broke out in a gas tanker truck southbound near the Logan Hyperdome.

Police are asking staff at nearby businesses to leave as a precaution, as the tanker is carrying a volatile substance.

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Pic: Facebook/Logan Crime Watch 

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