B-double crashes on F3, shutting southbound lanes

Police urge motorists to avoid F3 Freeway north of Sydney after a B-double carrying gas cylinders crashed today

August 31, 2010

Motorists using the F3 Freeway are being told to divert their travel or face significant traffic delays after a B-double carrying gas cylinders crashed today.

The truck was carrying 1600 nine kilogram cylinders when it hit the eastern brick wall just before the Hawkesbury River Bridge about 9:15am.

No one was injured but the crash forced police to close two of the three southbound lanes. Northbound lanes remain open and all lanes are expected to be opened by 4pm.

Southbound motorists are being urged to avoid the area by taking the Pacific Highway exit at Brooklyn," a police statement says.

"The gas cylinders are being removed by hand for safety reasons prior to the B-double being removed.

Inquiries into the crash are continuing.

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