Cattle trapped after truck rolls in ditch near Casino
UPDATE 5.21pm: A DOZER is being brought in to remove a truck that rolled into a ditch on the Summerland Way this afternoon.
Portable yards will be set up to hold cattle until another truck and ramps can be brought in to transport them.
Unfortunately, some cattle needed to be euthanised at the scene.
UPDATE 5pm: A DOUBLE semi-trailer carrying cattle towards Casino has tipped on its side and ended up in a ditch on Summerland Way south of Crawfords Road.
The driver of the truck is believed to be uninjured, but the cattle are trapped in the trailers.
Work is underway to release the cattle and determine if any cattle have been injured.
Police, highway patrol, Rural Fire Service, NSW Fire and Rescue, a Richmond Valley Council ranger and a vet are all on scene.
Alternating stop and go is in place while the cattle and truck are removed.
Caution should be exercised near the scene and extra travel time allowed.
Original story: A TRUCK has crashed on the Summerland Way at Coombell Road, south of Casino.
It is believed a cattle truck has tipped over with livestock on board.
Traffic is affected in both directions and motorists are advised to exercise caution.
Emergency services are on their way.