Traffic delays are expected after a trucking incident south of Coffs Harbour
Traffic delays are expected after a trucking incident south of Coffs Harbour Trevor Veale

Diesel spill at highway black spot

THE Pacific Highway remains closed northbound in Urunga just after the Hungry Head turn-off due to a trucking incident.

It's believed the truck struck a bollard which tore a hole in its fuel tank with diesel spewing out on to the road over a distance of several hundred metres.

Emergency services and traffic crews are on site and motorists are being diverted off the Pacific Highway at Hungry Head Road.

The diversion is not suitable for heavy vehicles which are being parked at the location.

Motorists are advised to allow additional travel time as it will take some time to clean up the spill with Bellingen Shire Council being called in to provide extra sand.

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

 

UPDATE 4.50pm

All northbound lanes of the Pacific Highway have reopened at Urunga after the earlier truck incident.

Fuel still remains on the road northbound as a result of the accident.

Emergency services and traffic crews are on site, attending to the spill.

Motorists are advised to slow down and exercise caution around the spill.

All diversions have been lifted.

Motorists are advised there are no major delays and traffic volumes will slowly return to normal in the area.

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

 



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