Fatal accident closes highway

A FATAL truck accident on the Pacific Highway at Rossglen, south of Kew, is causing traffic and train disruption across the North Coast.

According to the Port Macquarie News, Southbound lanes of the highway are closed.

The accident happened about 1am.

Police are investigating and recovery operations began early this morning.

This complex recovery is expected to continue until this afternoon.

However, a contra flow is in place in the northbound carriageway.

This will allow one lane of traffic in both directions to pass the site of the accident.

Motorists should exercise caution, expect delays and allow additional travel time.

For the latest information regarding the status of the Pacific Highway at this location visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

This accident is also impacting on CountryLink XPT services heading to and from the NSW north coast.

As as result, coaches are replacing the 6.30am Grafton to Sydney XPT and the 11.35am Sydney to Grafton XPT service between Sydney and Wauchope.

The 7.15am Sydney to Casino service may also experience delays. At this stage, all other CountryLink services are expected to operate as timetabled.

Passengers should contact CountryLink for the latest information and advice on 132 232.

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