Highway crash site should be cleared by about 5pm
UPDATE: Traffic is being slowed at the site of a B-double crash south of Maryborough but the area should be close to being fully cleared by about 5pm, according to a towing expert.
Mike Clayton of Clayton's Towing said traffic on the Bruce Hwy would probably be stopped for about 10 minutes around 3.30pm while the truck was winched slowly upright.
He said unloading the B-double had taken some time.
EARLIER UPDATE: A tow truck operator is at the scene of a B-double crash near the corner of Petersen Rd on the Bruce Hwy south of Maryborough.
Bushland around the prime mover and two trailers is being cleared by Clayton's Towing Service and a team of men are emptying the crashed truck's load and moving the goods onto another semitrailer.
Maryborough police Senior Constable Dave Weber said the driver had been charged with failing to maintain proper control of a motor vehicle.
EARLIER: A semitrailer carrying a load of paint has run off the Bruce Hwy about 13km south of Maryborough and traffic will be disrupted later on Thursday while it is removed.
Sergeant Bruce Hodgins of Maryborough police said the driver was unhurt and as of 7.50am the highway was not blocked.
"It's presently off the road, not a hinderance to traffic," he said.
"It's laying on its side in bushland on the side of the highway and there'll be some disruption to traffic today while they try to retrieve it."
Sgt Hodgins said he was not sure what time the retrieval effort would begin.
He said the cause of the crash, which happened about 1.50am, was still being investigated.
Wreckage in bushland