Updated 7.45: Northbound motorists on the Pacific Highway are now able to pass the scene of a car and truck accident at New Italy near the rest area.
Motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution as emergency services and traffic crews remain at the accident site.
Southbound motorists are continuing to be diverted away from the accident scene via the Bruxner Highway from Ballina to Casino then The Summerland Way to return to the highway at Grafton.
As well, a car and truck accident on The Summerland Way is affecting motorists in both directions about 10km north of Whiporie so motorists using the diversion are advised to allow additional travel time and exercise caution.
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Original report: The Pacific Highway is closed in both directions at New Italy south of Ballina due to an accident involving a truck and a 4WD towing a caravan near the rest area.
No one was injured in the accident but a salvage operation is in place.
Motorists are advised to delay their journey or divert via the Summerland Way.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Traffic on the Summerland Way has also been affected at Whipoorie due to the recovery of two vehicles involved in an earlier accident. A contra-flow is in place around the accident site.