The scene of a fatal crash on the Pacific Highway at Halfway Creek.
The scene of a fatal crash on the Pacific Highway at Halfway Creek.

Pacific Hwy reopens at Halfway Creek

3.07PM: AFTER eight hours, the Pacific Hwy at Halfway Creek has reopened in both directions following a fatal smash this morning.

The fatal crash was one of a number of serious traffic incidents on the state's roads today with major flooding in the state's south creating unsafe road conditions.

A salvage of the truck will continue off the road.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution when passing the crash site.

There are no traffic delays through the area. 

12.48PM: POLICE are working to start traffic flow on the Pacific Hwy at Halfway Creek. 

12.41PM: HEAVY vehicles are being allowed to pass the crash site in both directions on the Pacific Hwy at Halfway Creek.

The RMS is urging motorists to allow for extra travel time when travelling through the area. 

12.05PM: POLICE have appealed to the public for any information in relation to this morning's crash.

Those with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Alternatively, details can be submitted online at the Crime Stoppers website. Information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Traffic is very heavy on the diversion route at Orara Way.

Motorists are advised to expect delays.

The Pacific Hwy still remains closed as police investigations continue into the crash.

10.30AM: THE driver of a semi trailer involved in a serious accident on the Pacific Hwy at Halfway Creek has died.

A semi trailer and a four-ton truck collided at about 6.50am.

The semi trailer then ran down an embankment; the driver was found deceased in his cab at the scene. It's believed the semi was unladen.

The driver of the four-ton truck, believed to be a 42-year-old man, has been taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus with serious pelvic and leg injuries. The truck was carrying tools.

Northbound traffic is being diverted via Bucca Rd (Moonee Beach), Orara Way, Armidale Rd to rejoin the Pacific Hwy at South Grafton while southbound traffic is being diverted via Armidale Rd, Orara Way, Bucca Rd (Moonee Beach).

The highway will be closed for some hours while officers from the Crash Investigation Unit examine the scene and the wreckage is removed.

9.09AM: THE Pacific Hwy remains shut in both directions near Halfway Creek following a serious crash earlier this morning.

Ambulance media said paramedics treated one driver, aged in his 40s, for leg injuries and was later taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus. 

Two fire trucks from Woolgoolga are working with crews from Grafton at the scene. 

A rehabilitation van for region north has been supplied by Coffs Harbour Fire Station to support emergency services during the effort to clear the road. 

7.30AM: EMERGENCY services are on the scene of a serious crash involving two trucks near Halfway Creek this morning. 

The heavy vehicles were involved in a head-on accident near Range Rd around 7am. 

Police said the crash scene on the Pacific Hwy is 6km south of Halfway Creek on the Dirty Creek Range. 

The highway is blocked in both directions. 

Motorists travelling north towards Grafton on the Pacific Hwy are urged to detour via Bucca Rd north of Coffs Harbour via the Orara Way.

Travellers headed south should turn-off onto the Orara Way south-west of Grafton.

The highway is expected to be blocked for most of the morning. 

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