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All quiet on roads during weekend

COFFS Harbour police reported a 'quiet' June long weekend yesterday afternoon, with the cold weather keeping most residents indoors.

While local roads were relatively incident-free, two people have died on the state's roads during the long weekend holiday.

A 22-year-old woman is dead after a car smashed into a tree near Lismore on Saturday night.

Police said the woman was a passenger in a sedan heading east on Bagotville Road at Meerschaum Vale, Lismore, at 9.30pm on Saturday when it left the road and slammed into a tree.

The woman died at the scene while the 23-year-old male driver escaped with only minor injuries.

Another man died on Friday night after a truck collision on the NSW-Victoria border.

Operation Stay Alert began at on Thursday night and will continue until midnight tonight.

Double demerit points apply to all speeding, seatbelt, and helmet offences during that time.

A Coffs Harbour highway patrol spokesperson reminded residents that there was one day left in the operation and if they did the wrong thing they would be caught.

Local police have been using all available resources over the weekend, including marked and unmarked highway patrol vehicles and static cameras to help control highway speed.

People heading home today, especially those travelling south, are warned that driving conditions continue to be hampered by poor weather conditions.

"While the poor driving conditions remain, I encourage people not to drive unless absolutely necessary," Traffic Services Commander, Chief Superintendent John Hartley, said.



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