Pacific Highway blocked: two crashes in early hours

Second crash: The Pacific Highway was blocked on Friday morning after two separate crashes.

Second crash: The Pacific Highway was blocked on Friday morning after two separate crashes.

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Traffic is being diverted through Wauchope after two separate crashes blocked the Pacific Highway just north of the Dennis Bridge on Friday morning.

Traffic is being diverted through Wauchope after two separate crashes blocked the Pacific Highway just north of the Dennis Bridge on Friday morning.

Cattle truck roll-over at Blackmans Point

12.15pm – The clean-up and vehicle salvage operation is continuing on the Pacific Highway in Blackmans Point after a B-Double accident near Blackmans Point Road this morning.

There is one lane available to traffic in each direction.

Motorists are advised to allow additional travel time and exercise caution.

Emergency services and traffic crews remain on site working to clear the B-Double and debris.

Stop/slow traffic conditions will be implemented later as the vehicle salvage continues.

There is no forecast as to when all lanes will be open.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

10am – The 34-year-old driver of a B-double involved in a roll-over on Friday morning has been transported to hospital.

The driver was listed in a stable condition in the Port Macquarie Base Hospital.

There was no information on the exact nature of the man’s injuries.

Traffic has resumed using the highway.

Traffic Management Control says concrete barriers have been removed from the crash site and contra-flow traffic conditions and stop-slow practices are also in place.

Roads and Maritime Services says it will be releasing a statement shortly on further safety measures to be implemented around the general area of Friday mornings crash.

7.30am – Traffic is being diverted around the Dennis bridge and Blackmans Point Road area following two separate crashes on Friday morning.

Motorists looking to travel the Pacific Highway are being diverted through Wauchope along Pembrooke and Stoney Creek roads to Telegraph Point.

It is expected that this diversion will remain in place for several hours while the crash sites are cleared. The Roads and Maritime Services is advising motorists to allow extra time for travel.

Both crashes are within a kilometre of each other, the first at around 5am when a b-double rolled over blocking both lanes of the Pacific Highway.

It is believed the accident is at the same site where cattle truck tipped over recently.

Police, paramedics, rural fire service, SES and RMS personnel attended the scene. It is understood the driver was trapped in the cab for some time.

While the truck’s load is not considered dangerous, emergency services were involved in cleaning up a diesel spill.

The second accident occurred immediately north of the Dennis bridge. There are no details on the extent of that crash.

While light traffic is being diverted, heavy movers remain on the highway.

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