B-double rollover cleared and Pacific Mwy reopened
LATEST at 12.40pm: All northbound and southbound lanes on the Pacific Motorway have reopened south of Chinderah following an earlier B-Double accident.
Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time as traffic slowly returns to normal
EMERGENCY services were working on removing a rolled truck from the Pacific Mwy as of 10.20am Friday.
Rural Fire Service Far North Coast Inspector Dave Cook said one northbound and one southbound lane were open, while the truck was being moved onto a vehicle.
Just before 5am, the B-double is understood to have lost control about 10km south on Chinderah, before rolling and blocking all northbound lanes.
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An Ambulance NSW spokeswoman said they were not called to the incident.
A Fire and Rescue NSW spokesperson said they also had crews attend the scene in case of any hazardous material spills.
He said there were no HAZMAT issues at the scene.
Initial Report: 8.40am
A TRUCK rollover has caused huge delays on the Pacific Motorway south of Chinderah.
According to a Transport Management Centre spokesperson, all northbound lanes are closed at Chinderah, after a B-double rolled over just before 5am Friday morning.
All northbound traffic is being diverted to Tweed Valley Way.
As this diversion isn't suitable for vehicles over 19 metres, masses of trucks have been parked along the highway.
Heavy vehicles are banked up at least as far south as the Cabarita exit.
It's understood Southbound traffic has not been affected at this point.
Emergency services were still on the scene as of 8.30am.
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