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M1 north of Sydney to be closed until 3pm after fiery truck and crane crash at Brooklyn

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January 31, 2017 11:49:00

M1 truck wreckage at Brooklyn

The two drivers managed to escape before the truck and mobile crane caught fire. (Facebook: NSW Police Force)

Traffic on the M1 Motorway at Brooklyn, north of Sydney, is backed up for 14 kilometres following a fiery truck crash early this morning.

All the northbound lanes were cut when a B-double truck and mobile crane collided around 4:00am, about 2 kilometres south of the Hawkesbury River.

Both drivers escaped with only minor injuries before the wreckage was engulfed in flames.

One driver was taken to Gosford hospital with minor injuries, while the other driver was not injured.

The fire has been extinguished and the clean up has begun, but the accident is playing havoc with motorists.

The road is expected to be closed until 3:00pm.

Police believe there is significant damage to the road surface which will have to be assessed by road engineers.

Motorists travelling north from Sydney are urged to delay their travel, and are reminded that if they have to travel, to take extra water due to the hot weather.

Northbound traffic is being diverted onto the Pacific Highway from Wahroonga.

Police urged motorists caught it the traffic queue to avoid making U-turns as the southbound traffic flow is unaffected.






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January 31, 2017 08:37:07

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