Horror day on Hume for trucks


Section of the Hume Highway closed indefinitely and another was shut for two hours after string of accidents

April 20, 2010

The Hume Highway has been hit with significant traffic delays after a string on heavy vehicle incidents throughout NSW today.

The trouble began at 2:20am today in the state’s south at Holbrook when a B-double collided with a semi-trailer.

The route has been closed indefinitely while crews cleanup the mess. HAZMAT personnel were brought in because the B-double was carrying cleaning products.

"At this stage it is not known what caused the crash, however police are advising all motorists to avoid the area where possible," a police statement reads.

Police are diverting traffic at Bells Road on the Hume Freeway via Olympic Way and also at the entrance to Holbrook.

Another two incidents forced the closure of the Hume Highway at Goulburn for two hours.

The first accident happened at 6:45am when a B-double collided with the rear of a car. Police say there was heavy fog at the time of the crash.

Shortly after, three other cars collided with the truck and the car.

One driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital while emergency services began a salvage operation to get the lanes reopened.

About 7.30am, another B-double was travelling northbound when it collided with two cars travelling in the same direction.

Shortly after, two other cars and a bus with no passengers on board collided with the truck.

Two drivers suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital.

"Emergency services attended the scene and a salvage operation took place. All lanes have reopened," a police statement says.




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