A clean-up is underway after a truck carrying chickens overturned on the Bruxner Highway this morning at Goonellabah.
The B-Double truck overturned near James Road before 7am this morning and traffic diversions have been put in place by Transport authorities.
For westbound traffic, motorists can travel via Holland St, Oliver Ave and Kadina St with the eastbound diversion in reverse direction.
The truck is believed to have been carrying 6000 chickens, contained in yellow plastic crates, many of which ended up strewn about the crash site.
Police said vets and staff from the Department of Primary Industries were on site to deal with the chickens.
Following the crash, footage was posted of women attempted to rescue chickens speaking with a police officer.
The woman from Sugarshine Farm Sanctuary had retrieved one chicken before being told they had to stay clear of the crash scene.