Delays on the Bruxner Highway
B-DOUBLES began the long haul along the Bruxner Highway about 8.30pm last night trying to avoid floodwaters as transport companies got the news trucks could now travel from Sydney to Brisbane.
Increased traffic flows on the highway this morning caused significant delays on the Bruxner Highway as motorists were diverted at Ballina due to the Pacific Highway being closed through to Grafton.
A truck crash on the Bruxner Highway at South Lismore about 1km past Lismore about 2am caused significant delays for vehicles.
The highway was closed in both directions for about 30 minutes while the wreckage was cleared.
Motorists travelling to Lismore from Ballina and Bangalow are reporting increased travel times of at least 30 minutes.
A spokesman from the Traffic Management Centre said traffic flows heading both north and south were approximately equal at 10.25am.
The spokesman said it was expected that traffic volumes on the Bruxner Highway and Summerland Way will increase during the day.
If you need emergency assistance as a result of flooding, contact your local State Emergency Service Unit by calling 132 500. The SES is monitoring the situation. FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au
Information on the weather can be obtained from the Bureau of Meteorology website. Alternatively, you may phone 1300 659 218