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Update, 7pm: Traffic is now flowing in both directions and diversions have been removed. However, Live Traffic NSW is showing that the northbound lanes are still slow around the area of the truck crash.

Update, 3pm: Southbound lanes are now open, however traffic has a reduced speed limit of 60km/h past the incident site.

Northbound lanes remain closed with a diversion in place. The diversion is via Tweed Valley Way to Murwillumbah, and return to the M1 at Chinderah interchange. This will add around 25 minutes to your travel time.

Update, 11.15am: Both northbound lanes remain closed and one of the southbound lanes is open. A heavy vehicle tow truck is now attending the scene.

Follow northbound diversion listed beow.

Update, 8.29am: One southbound lane has reopened on the M1 Pacific Motorway at Yelgun following a truck crash and large diesel spill.

Original story: Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Motorway following a truck crash and large diesel spill at around 7am this morning.

According to Live Traffic NSW the accident took place north of Yelgun rest area. The road is closed in both directions. Currently emergency services are on site and traffic crews are attending.

Diversions are in place and travellers are advised to allow 25 minutes extra travel time to reach their destinations.

Diversions:

Northbound: Tweed Valley Way to Murwillumbah, and return to the M1 at the Chinderah interchange. This will add around 25 minutes to your travel time.

This route is not suitable for B-Doubles, which are being parked.

Southbound: Cudgera Creek Rd OR can divert earlier at Chinderah interchange and use Tweed Valley Way.


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