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Truck crash on the M1 near Chinderah

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The northbound truck came to rest on the barrier dividing the M1 just north of the Chinderah Service Centre. Photo Aslan Shand.

Motorists are advised that a truck crash has hampered the flow of traffic on the M1 this morning at around 4am near Chinderah with delays of up to half an hour for northbound vehicles.

Damage on the kerbside guard rails in the northbound lane. Photo Aslan Shand.

In the current heavy traffic conditions, two of three northbound lanes and one of three southbound lanes are closed causing delays on both sides of the motorway.

Though the truck hasn’t lost any of its load, oil and fuel from the vehicle has meant that two lanes of the northbound road have been closed to traffic while emergency services do a clean-up.

It appears that the truck lost control for more than 500 metes before coming to rest with both the kerbside guard rails and the centre road divider showing signs of damage.

Nothbound traffic on the Tweed Heads side of Chinderah. Photo Aslan Shand

Emergency services are in attendance and motorists are being asked to exercise caution and to expect delays.

The M1 Pacific Mwy northbound on-ramp from Chinderah Rd is closed.

Motorists on Tweed Coast Rd/Chinderah Rd can use Waugh St to join the motorway as an alternative.

There have been reports of a collision in the southbound lane involving four cars as the result of drivers looking at the accident scene and not at the road ahead.

For updates on traffic conditions, visit the Live Traffic NSW website.

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  1. The northbound kerbside guard rail has been damaged for over a month from a blue utility, couldn’t see if it was a Holden or a Ford.


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