An overturned truck has led to the closure of the Pacific Hwy south of Coffs Harbour this afternoon.
An overturned truck has led to the closure of the Pacific Hwy south of Coffs Harbour this afternoon. Contributed

Pacific Hwy reopened near Coffs Harbour after truck crash

6.30PM:  POLICE have reopened one lane of traffic in both directions following this afternoon's truck rollover that blocked the Pacific Hwy, south of Coffs Harbour. 

The accident led to extensive delays for highway traffic and gridlocked arterial roads including Hogbin Dr, Sawtell Rd and Stadium Dr as traffic was diverted around the scene at Boambee. 

Investigations continue into what caused the driver to lose control of the b-double before it overturned. 

The truck rollover that saw the Pacific Hwy closed for almost four hours led to traffic delays on major arterial roads between Coffs Harbour and Sawtell.
The truck rollover that saw the Pacific Hwy closed for almost four hours led to traffic delays on major arterial roads between Coffs Harbour and Sawtell. Trevor Veale

4PM: AN ACCIDENT that saw a b-double overturn on the Pacific Hwy at Boambee this afternoon continues to hinder traffic.

The truck carting a load rolled around 1.30pm.

The Pacific Highway has been closed in both directions south of Sawtell Rd.

Currently southbound traffic is queued at the location for up to 2km, the NSW Transport Management Centre has advised.

Diversions are in place seeing traffic travelling south turning onto Stadium Dr and northbound traffic navigating around the scene through Sawtell at Lyons Rd.

The diversions are not suitable for b-doubles.

Long distance travellers are advised to use the New England Hwy until later tonight.

 

2PM:  POLICE say a b-double has overturned south of Coffs Harbour and spilled its load on the Pacific Highway in a major traffic incident. 

Traffic diversions are being put in place. Motorists should avoid the location. More details to follow.