Traffic chaos as truck crash spills beer all over Sydney motorway
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Traffic on the M7 has been thrown into chaos after a semi-trailer crashed and rolled on the motorway in Sydney’s west.
The M7 was shut northbound after a semi-trailer, which was carrying beer and soft drinks, crashed at Cecil Hills at 2.30am.
The driver suffered a head injury and has been taken to Liverpool Hospital for treatment.
All northbound lanes of the M7 were closed at Cowpasture Road, but both have since reopened. All southbound lanes remain open.
Motorists are being advised to exercise caution as there is still debris on the road.
All southbound lanes are open. Northbound remains closed. A salvage operation is underway however this is expected to continue for some time. Expect delays on alternative routes & allow extra travel time, and follow directions of traffic crews.
— Live Traffic Sydney (@LiveTrafficSyd) January 12, 2020
Alf Paranihi from the Transport Management Centre tells John Stanley there are extensive delays but the traffic is moving.
“We’re seeing about a 4km queue for the southbound run coming through from Eastern Creek heading towards the M5.
“That northbound run is around 2.5km at the moment.”
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