SATURDAY, 4.07pm: TWEED/Byron police are appealing for information about the death of a motorcyclist yesterday on the Pacific Hwy at Cudgera Creek.
Anyone who has dash cam footage of the crash or vehicles involved in the incident is asked to contact Tweed/Byron Police on (07) 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.
The death came just hours before a 47-year-old woman was flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital after a serious motorcycle crash in Ballina.
It is believed the woman remains in a critical condition.
UPDATE 4pm: ALL northbound lanes have re-opened on the Pacific Highway near Cudgera Creek Rd.
It comes after a fatal crash unfolded at the off ramp at Curdgera Creek this morning.
Live Traffic advises motorists to still take care in the area.
UPDATE 11.22am: A NORTHBOUND lane on the Pacific Hwy remains closed near Cugdera Creek after a fatal crash earlier this morning.
Motorists should expect delays with Live Traffic reporting heavy traffic in the area.
CUDGERA CREEK: There's still 1 of 2 northbound lanes closed on the Pacific Mwy after a fatal car & motorcycle accident. Traffic's heavy.— Live Traffic NSW (@LiveTrafficNSW) January 6, 2017
UPDATE, 10.20am: POLICE have now confirmed the death of a 61-year-old man at the scene of a crash at Cudgera Creek.
The crash happened on the Pacific Motorway near the Cudgera Creek Road off ramp, 27km south of Tweed Heads about 8.30am.
Police have been told that a station wagon and a motorcycle crashed on the motorway.
The rider of the motorcycle, a 61-year-old man, was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics, but he died at the scene.
The driver of the car, a woman was not injured and was conveyed to Tweed Hospital for mandatory testing.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command and the Crash Investigation Unit attended and have commenced an investigation into the incident.
A crime scene was established and one north bound lane of the M1 Pacific Motorway is currently blocked with local diversions in place.
A brief will be prepared for the information of the coroner.
For further information about traffic conditions visit www.livetraffic.com
UPDATE, 10.10am: One person is dead after a two vehicle crash on the Pacific Motorway at Cudgera Creek.
Emergency services have confirmed that a person had died following an accident involving a motorcycle and a car.
Both northbound lanes were closed causing major traffic delays.
One lane has now been re-opened.
UPDATE 9.35am: PARAMEDICS have transported a woman to Tweed Hospital after a serious two-vehicle crash this morning.
A NSW Ambulance Media spokesman said the woman suffered injuries to her ribs.
The condition of the other person involved is unconfirmed.
Live Traffic NSW has reported heavy traffic conditions on the highway and to expect significant delays.
"Heavy vehicles are being parked at the site as the diversion is only suitable for light vehicles," they reported.
"The diversion is an additional 25 minutes travel times."
The diversion is at Yelgun via Tweed Valley Way to Murwillumbah, then continuing to rejoin Pacific Motorway at Chinderah.
UPDATE 9.20am: FIRE and Rescue North Coast are now on scene at the Cudgera Creek off-ramp crash.
It is confirmed the Westpac Rescue Helicopter has landed as well.
CUDGERA CREEK: Pacific Mwy is closed northbound for a helicopter to land after a car & motorcycle accident. Avoid the area or expect delays.— Live Traffic NSW (@LiveTrafficNSW) January 5, 2017
Motorists are advised to delay travel northbound on the Pacific Highway while southbound lanes remain open.
"Southbound lanes of the motorway remain open however intermittent closures may occur and motorists are advised to expect delays and allow extra travel time," a Live Traffic NSW spokesperson said.
FRIDAY 9.10am: PARAMEDICS have been called to a Pacific Highway off-ramp after reports of a motorcycle and vehicle crash.
They were called to the Cudgera Creek off-ramp, near Pottsville, at 8.30am.
A NSW Ambulance spokesperson said a number of resources have been deployed.
Live Traffic NSW confirmed northbound lanes were closed.