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Pacific Highway reopens after truck rollover at Ulmarra

UPDATE, 3.30pm: THE Pacific Highway has reopened in both directions at Ulmarra following a B-double roll over this morning near King Street.

The NSW Traffic Management Centre has reported the extensive clean up and recovery operation was completed and diversions for motorists lifted about 2.45pm.

"Motorists are now able to travel along the Pacific Highway and do not need to divert via The Summerland Way or the Bruxner Highway.

"However, stop/slow conditions remain in place on the Bruxner Highway about five kilometres east of Casino due to a persons trapped accident.

"Motorists travelling on the Bruxner Highway should allow additional travel time and exercise caution.

"Emergency services remain at the scene of this accident."

For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

 

Original story: A TRUCK rollover at Ulmarra on the Pacific Highway continues to cause havoc for weekend motorists with the highway closed in both directions for several hours.

A NSW Police Media spokeswoman said emergency services were called to the scene near King St Ulmarra just before 7am. 

The B-double truck brought down power lines after slamming into a power pole during the rollover. 

The driver of the truck was able to free himself from the wreckage and was assessed by paramedics at the scene but his condition is unknown at this stage.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Extensive diversions have been put in place, with motorists advised to use the Summerland Way from Grafton to Casino, then the Bruxner Highway via Lismore to link up with the Pacific Highway at Ballina, and vice versa for southbound motorists.

The diversions were expected to be in place for "a number of hours" to enable Essential Energy to right the pole and the wires.

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