Diesel spill closed Western Highway westbound lane, now reopened

Ararat Police, CFA, a VicRoads contractor and Council staff responded to a diesel spill on the Western Highway this morning.

After investigating attendees realised that the spill was approximately 2.5km long, between Heath Street and the Ararat Railway Station.

Police closed the westbound lane completely, detouring traffic. It has since reopened.

Police on scene told AC News that they believe the diesel was leaked from a ruptured tank.