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February 28, 2021

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Two b-double trucks crashed at Newrybar early this morning, completely blocking the Pacific Highway in both directions.

Police say it will take ‘a number of hours’ to clear the two trucks and all traffic is being diverted in both directions.

It appears one of the drivers sustained only minor injuries in the accident.

Southbound vehicles are being diverted via Bangalow Road through Bangalow to Lismore and the Bruxner Highway.

Northbound traffic is being diverted east onto Broken Head Road/Midgen Flat Road and back through Suffolk Park.

Drivers need to allow considerable extra travel time for their journeys and be aware there is oil on the road.

There are alternating traffic conditions in place for heavy vehicles only.

Emergency services and RMS are attending the accident.

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  1. not surprising, every morning I am being harassed by speeding trucks in the 90 zone between St Helena and Bangalow and on my return I am daily overtaken by trucks and cars while driving at the 90 speed limit and often nearly get rammed from behind when I have to turn into Coolamon Scenic drive

  2. Is anyone keeping a tally of the accidents on the Pacific Highway involving B-double trucking rigs? Since their introduction,it seems like hardly a day goes by that there isn’t some horror on the highway involving these behemoths.
    Isn’t the greed of transport companies and the decay of the rail system shifting the burden of costs onto ordinary road users ?


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