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Pacific Highway delays to continue

Police, RMS and emergency service workers continue clearing the south-bound lanes of the Pacific Highway following a B-Double roll-over early this morning.
Police, RMS and emergency service workers continue clearing the south-bound lanes of the Pacific Highway following a B-Double roll-over early this morning. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

LENGTHY delays on the Pacific Highway are expected to continue well into the afternoon following a truck roll-over at Ewingsdale early this morning.

Police, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and emergency service workers are working to remove the wreckage in what they describe as a difficult operation.

Tweed Byron Local Area Command duty officer, Inspector Greg Jago, said due to the complex nature of the retrieval the south-bound lanes would not be re-opened at least until mid to late afternoon today.

North and south-bound traffic is currently being diverted to the north-bound lanes.

"The contra flow on the north-bound lanes of the Pacific Highway will remain in place until the south-bound lanes are cleared," he said.

"There are currently extensive traffic delays north and south as a result of the contra-flow but police and the RMS are working to maintain movement of traffic.

"People should expect moderate delays because we have a large number of vehicles on two lanes that are normally on four lanes.

"Police are appealing to motorists to be patient - we are managing it to ensure that the traffic flow continues and they will get through."

Accidents at Macksville and on the Gold Coast earlier in the day have further exacerbated  the regional traffic situation.

In breaking news, a car has caught fire at about 1.30pm on the Pacific Highway 5kms south of Pimlico near Ballina.

Emergency service workers, the Rural Fire Service and the Roads and Maritime Service are in attendance.

The Pacific Highway remains open but traffic is affected in both directions.

More details as they come to hand.
 

Topics:  crash pacific highway police



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