Truck driver comes to grief in central Shepparton.FIONA BROOM November 30, 2012 4:44am
A truck driver could be fined for causing roads in Shepparton’s central business district to be closed after damaging his truck’s petrol tank and blocking a roundabout yesterday.
Nearby signs tell drivers no trucks are to enter the city and the penalty for driving past a no-trucks sign is a $422 fine.
Just before 11
The driver drove about 200
Diesel was leaked along the length of Vaughan St.
While the truck was stranded in the roundabout firefighters tried to block the leak, but diesel continued to flow out of the tank towards a nearby stormwater drain.
A Country Fire Authority hazardous materials unit was called to assist crews.
The sight of the B-double truck marooned in the roundabout drew a crowd of onlookers — including some who thought it a good chance to have a cigarette.
Sections of Vaughan and Corio Sts were blocked off until about 2
A Greater Shepparton City Council spokesperson said staff attended to ensure the diesel was cleaned up correctly and did not affect the environment.
The spokesperson said sand was poured on the diesel to absorb it before it got into the stormwater drains.
Once the diesel was absorbed a street-sweeper was brought in to do a clean-up of the area.
Shepparton Swans and Benalla both had altered coaching panels for the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final rematch on Saturday.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Anyone yet to experience the sport of croquet is welcome to come along to the Rich River club lawns on Sunday to try it out.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Penalty goal spells heartbreak.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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