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Fallen powerlines cause highway traffic chaos at Valla

FALLEN powerlines caused problems for holiday traffic on the Pacific Highway at Valla this afternoon. 

Live wires fell across both lanes of the highway, about 200 metres south of Deep Creek Rd, around 11.30am. 

Police arrived on scene and closed the highway as energy crews cut power to the scene. 

Traffic banked up five kilometres on either side of the hazard, before road workers were able to direct vehicles around the hazard. 

The NSW Transport Management Centre advised at 1.15pm that the highway had been reopened. 

It said minor delays may be experienced throughout the afternoon as crews repair the powerlines. 

Motorists should exercise caution in the area. 

 

UPDATE 12PM: Road crews are on the scene at Valla where the Pacific Highway has been blocked by fallen power lines. 

Roads and Maritime Services are diverting traffic around the hazard. 

Traffic has banked up for five kilometres in both directions at the scene. 

Motorists are urged to exercise caution in the area. 

Power crews are on scene working to rectify the situation. 

 

11.40AM: Fallen powerlines have blocked the Pacific Highway at Valla Beach.

The NSW Transport Management Centre is reporting both lanes have come to a standstill and traffic is heavy.

Live wires fell over the roadway, 200 metres south of Deep Creek Rd just after 11.30am.

Power utility crews are headed to the scene.

Motorists travelling in both directions are advised they will face lengthy delays.

Topics:  pacific highway powerlines valla beach



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