Pacific Highway traffic chaos

HEAVY traffic and long delays continue on the Pacific Highway following a series of accidents between Macksville and the Gold Coast this morning.

A contra-flow is now in place on the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale following the roll-over of a B-Double near the Byron Bay Interchange at Ewingsdale early late last night.

All southbound lanes of the Pacific Highway remain closed, however a contra-flow is now in operation in the northbound carriageway with motorists advised to expect significant delays.

As a result, the southbound light vehicle diversion via the Old Pacific Highway (Woodford Lane) has now been lifted.

While the contra-flow is suitable for all motorists, heavy vehicles including B-doubles are advised to use the New England Highway due to an additional accident which closed the Pacific Highway in Macksville earlier this morning.

Emergency services including Roads and Maritime Services traffic management crews are working to clear the Ewingsdale crash site.

The altered traffic conditions are expected to remain in place for some time due to the complex nature of the salvage operation.

Meanwhile all lanes of the Pacific Highway have been reopened in Macksville following a fatal car and truck accident earlier this morning.

The accident had closed the highway just north of the Macksville township.

The accident site has now been cleared and all diversions have been lifted.

Traffic in the area remains heavy with motorists on or travelling through the North Coast advised to expect delays and allow additional travel time as traffic volumes return to normal.

Further delays are causing havoc to traffic north-bound from Byron Shire with long delays reported at Tallebudgera, Elanora, Parkwood, Clear Island Waters, Southport and Beaudesert on the Gold Coast.

Police report a mulit-vehicle crash near the Bermuda St exit while in Beaudesert 400 litres of diesel was spilled following a crash on the Beaudesert-Boonah Road west of Beaudesert, shortly after 8am.

 For more traffic information, visit the Roads and Maritime Services website or call 132 701. 

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