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Kwinana Freeway southbound traffic chaos after chemical spill

Traffic is backed up on the Kwinana Freeway after a chemical spill this afternoon.
Traffic is backed up on the Kwinana Freeway after a chemical spill this afternoon.Picture: Main Roads WA

Traffic on the Kwinana Freeway southbound is chaos as emergency services work to clean up a hazardous chemical spill.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services reported sulphuric acid is believed to have leaked from a vehicle travelling along the freeway.

The spill is believed to have occurred between Mill Point Road and South Terrace this afternoon.

Kwinana Freeway exit to South Terrace southbound has been closed.

Anyone who has driven through the area should hose down their vehicle – preferably on grass.

Motorcyclists should also hose down their clothing immediately before a thorough wash.

The incident was reported at 4pm.

What to do:

– As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.

– People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.

– People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

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