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April 14, 2021

Highway reopens after truck breakdown at Bangalow

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All southbound lanes have reopened on the Pacific Highway in Bangalow after an earlier truck breakdown.

The highway had been closed southbound at Bangalow Road. Emergency services and traffic crews were on site and a heavy tow truck was used to remove the truck.

Traffic is still heavy in both directions, but is expected to return to normal now that all lanes are open.

Motorists are advised to continue to allow additional travel and expect delays.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

 


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