Truck salvage operation to cause delays on M5

Motorists warned of traffic delays as authorities begin cleaning up after two trucks collided on the M5 today

January 25, 2013

Lanes will be closed and motorists will face traffic delays on the M5 motorway as authorities begin cleaning up the aftermath of a collision between two trucks today.

A B-double was travelling east along the M5 near Fairford Road when it collided with the rear of another truck about 8.10am. The impact caused the B-double to roll on its side and land on the concrete barrier near the breakdown lanes.

One lane eastbound of the M5 and the Fairford Road on-ramp were closed while emergency services attended the scene. A man and two boys, who were travelling in the truck, were injured in the collision. The driver sustained fractured ribs while one of the boys sustained a fractured arm and the other minor cuts and abrasions.

New South Wales Police says a heavy salvage operation will be conducted tonight and may have a significant impact on traffic in the area.

The traffic operation is expected to commence at 9pm where one city bound lane (east) and the Fairford Road on-ramp will be closed.

Further lane closures are expected during the recovery operation where eastbound traffic will be diverted from the M5 onto Fairford Road, Canterbury Road and then King Georges Road before re-joining the motorway.

Police have warned motorists to avoid the area during this time, consider alternate routes and expect traffic delays. Those travelling westbound on the M5 should not be affected by the operation.

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