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Slick response to spill


By Lachlan Ellis

A spillage in the early hours of last Tuesday morning has been quickly dealt with, thanks to the prompt response from local emergency services.

Darley residents reported seeing firefighters and police at Halletts Way between Grey Street and Holts Lane at around 7am on Tuesday, with CFA confirming there had been a spill in the area.

“Two Bacchus Marsh CFA units responded to a hazmat incident in Darley at around 6.48am. Crews discovered an unknown substance had leaked from a container,” a CFA spokesperson told the Moorabool News.

“The incident was deemed under control at 7.02am. Victoria Police and Moorabool Shire were called to the scene. The incident was deemed safe at 8.41am and handed over to Moorabool Shire.”

A Council spokesperson said a 1000-litre IBC drum and jerry can had fallen from a vehicle near the corner of Grey Street and Halletts Way, with the contents cleaned up by emergency services.

“The contents of the drum and jerry can were deemed safe for collection by Council, which has been done,” Council’s spokesperson said on Tuesday afternoon.