THE Cobden-Stoneyford Road is expected to reopen later today after being closed since about 9am following a collision between a truck and a utility east of Cobden.
Constable Tim McHutchison of Cobden police said the utility hit and ruptured the truck's fuel tank, spilling about 300 litres of diesel across both lanes of the road.
They accident happened as the two vehicles were passing each other on a sweeping bend at South Purrumbete.
No one was injured in the accident but the road was closed due to concern the diesel may have damaged the road surface.
Corangamite Shire Council is assessing the damage but Constable McHutchison said it was hoped the road would reopen later today.
Absorbent material was placed on the road in a bid to soak up the spilled diesel.
Constable McHutchison said the bend on which the accident occurred had been the scene of other accidents in the past.
He said the cause of the accident was being investigated.
The truck was towed away.
Detour signs have been placed at the Camperdown-Cobden Road and and near Thorntons Road intersection with the Cobden-Stoneyford Road.
Police officers from Cobden, Camperdown and Terang and CFA units from Cobden, Bostocks Creek and Tesbury attended.