Road has reopened but traffic still heavy after Clunes crash
UPDATE, 2.45pm: THE Lismore-Bangalow Road has reopened in Clunes after an earlier two-car crash at Eureka Rd.
However the Transport Management Centre has warned that traffic is still heavier than usual in the area.
Motorists should continue to allow additional travel time as traffic returns to normal.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.
UPDATE, 1.55PM: THE Lismore-Bangalow Road is expected to reopen for traffic within the next few minutes as police and emergency services clear the scene.
An Essential Energy spokeswoman said the accident caused a power pole to snap in two, bringing powerlines down and cutting power to the surrounding area.
"Crews responded immediately and are on site," the spokeswoman said.
"77 customers lost supply when the accident occurred at 12.35pm, however Essential Energy has been able to restore supply to all customers within an hour."
A unit from Richmond Local Area Command was despatched from Lismore following the original call which reported that patients may be trapped at the scene, however no one was believed to be seriously injured.
ORIGINAL: A CAR crash on the Lismore-Bangalow Rd east of Clunes has brought down powerlines and closed the road in both directions, NSW Live Traffic is reporting.
A NSW Ambulance spokesman said paramedics were called to the scene of a single car crash near the corner of Eureka Rd about 12.30pm and were treating two male patients.
He said the car had hit a power pole, but at this stage the patients had no apparent injuries.
Live Traffic has advised motorists to use an alternative route.