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'I heard a loud crash and thought a car hit the house'

Traffic is congested for kilometres along the Bruxner Hwy near Goonellabah as emergency services move to clear debris from a five-car crash.
Traffic is congested for kilometres along the Bruxner Hwy near Goonellabah as emergency services move to clear debris from a five-car crash. Marc Stapelberg

Friday 10.46am: TRAFFIC was congested for hours this morning after five cars crashed on the Bruxner Highway east of Goonellabah.

No one was seriously injured.

A nearby resident got a fright when the cars crashed in front of their home: 'I was making breakfast and I heard a loud crash and thought a car hit the house".

"Then I just saw the ute crash into the gutter - it did look a little airborne - just as I looked up I saw a glimpse of it coming across the driveway into the gutter." 

"I have four kids in the house so I just made sure they were well away and not going to go out and then I went out to make sure everyone was ok.

"Everyone was exiting the cars and said they were ok."

The highway is now open.

 

Friday 9:05AM: TRAFFIC is congested for kilometres along the Bruxner Hwy near Goonellabah as emergency services move to clear debris from a five-car crash.

Traffic backed up past The Northern Star offices due to five car crash.
Traffic backed up past The Northern Star offices due to five car crash. Claudia Jambor

 

Motorists are queued up near the roundabout at the Goonellabah industrial estate area.

 

Commuters are banked up along the hwy at the speed camera near Wollongbar.   

 

A contra flow is in place in a bid to alleviate heavy delays.

 

West-bound traffic is being diverted to Richmond Hill Road.

 

It's understood emergency services are trying to remove a ute from an embankment.

 

It is unknown at this stage when the roadway will reopen.

A scene of the crash on the Bruxner Highway this morning.
A scene of the crash on the Bruxner Highway this morning. David Kirkpatrick

Friday 8:30AM: A FIVE car crash has brought the Bruxner Hwy to a halt this morning at Goonellabah.

Fire and Rescue and police are on scene clearing the roadway between Pineapple Rd and Richmond Hill Rd.

It is understood no person has been injured.

Traffic backed up past The Northern Star offices due to five car crash.
Traffic backed up past The Northern Star offices due to five car crash. Claudia Jambor

Fire and Rescue from Goonellabah are cleaning up fluid spilt across road.

Stop/slow traffic control is in place so motorists can pass the site alternately.

More to come.

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