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July 7, 2022

Truck fire closes Pacific Motorway

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Update: One of two northbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway near Newrybar remains closed while emergency services salvage a truck that caught on fire at around 3am this morning.

RMS and hazmat officers are also in attendance.

A reduced speed limit is in place and drivers are urged to exercise caution.

Original report: Both northbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway have been closed at Newrybar, after a truck caught on fire near Watson’s Lane early this morning.

Emergency services and RMS staff are in attendance and northbound traffic is being diverted onto Hinterland Way.


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