HAZMAT team called to Pacific Highway truck crash
TWO trucks have been involved in a crash on the Pacific Highway near Chinderah this afternoon.
The Transport Management Centre has reported all southbound lanes of the M1 Pacific Motorway are closed after one of the trucks jack-knifed.
Tweed Head's Fire and Rescue NSW station commander Chris Perrin said a line-marking vehicle was stopped on the side of the road when a b-double collided with it.
He said a HAZMAT team had been called to clear up a diesel spill after one of the tanks was punctured.
Traffic remains backed up on the Pacific Motorway and drivers have been urged to take Tweed Valley Way and allow for extra time while travelling.
It is not known at this stage whether anyone was injured in the crash, which happened about 5km south of the Tweed Valley Way.
NSW Ambulance Media said they received the call about 2pm and had only just arrived at the scene.
Southbound motorists are advised to use Tweed Valley Way as an alternative route.
Emergency services and traffic crews are responding.
All northbound lanes of the motorway are open.
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