UPDATE: Two-car collision on Grafton bridge
UPDATE THUSDAY 8AM: THE driver of a silver Nissan X-Trail swerved into oncoming traffic causing a head-on collision on the Grafton bridge last night.
Coffs/Clarence Police District Chief Inspector Jo Reid said the X-Trail driver was in the northbound lane and came too close to the guard rail when the wheels collided with it and they over-corrected and swerved into an oncoming white Mitsubishi Triton.
No injuries were reported.
The driver of the X-Trail has been issued an infringement for negligent driving.
UPDATE 8PM: Traffic control has been put in place on the Grafton bridge to allow traffic flow after a two-car crash closed the bridge in both directions.
A NSW Ambulance spokesperson said two people were treated for minor injuries by paramedics at the scene, but were not taken to hospital.
Motorists are advised delays will continue as emergency crews clear the scene of the crash.
EARLIER: A COLLISION between two cars on the southern end of the Grafton bridge has caused a traffic nightmare, with both lanes brought to a standstill on either side of the bridge.
Emergency services are now on the scene of the crash, which occurred around 7.34pm this evening.
Initial reports indicate one car has flipped, and came to rest on its side in the middle of the bridge.
GRAFTON: Pacific Highway on Grafton Bridge. A crash has closed both directions. Use alternative route and allow extra travel time.— Live Traffic NSW (@LiveTrafficNSW) September 4, 2019
Motorists are advised to avoid the area, and use an alternate route if possible.
The crash is the second in the Clarence Valley this afternoon, with emergency services responding to a motorcycle crash near on the Gwydir Highway near Cangai earlier this afternoon.