AUTHORITIES are warning travellers on the Lockhart River access road to drive with caution around the Wenlock River area after a fuel tanker became unhitched on the dirt road on Thursday.
The tanker is located almost 90km from Lockhart River and is technically on Cook Shire Council land.
However, Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council CEO David Clarke said he was working to ensure warnings were put out to all motorists.
“It’s not in a great spot because it’s on an incline and it’ll be hard to see it and stop in time,” he said.
“Especially if there’s dust coming from other drivers.”
Cape York Weekly understands the truck driver was carting tandem trailers and had made it into Lockhart River with one tank of fuel.
The company responsible for carting the fuel into Lockhart River has been contacted for comment.