Update 4pm: All lanes of the M1 Pacific Motorway are now open at Yelgun after an earlier truck crash just north of Tweed Valley Way.

NSW Transport Management Centre confirmed traffic conditions have now returned to normal.

 

Update 3.30pm: One northbound lane and all southbound lanes of the M1 Pacific Motorway are now open at Yelgun after a truck crash this morning.

All northbound lanes had been closed just north of Tweed Valley Way earlier today.

All southbound lanes have also reopened.

A NSW Transport Management Centre spokesperson said the diversion towards Murwillumbah has been lifted but one of two northbound lanes is still closed so motorists should continue to take extra care and allow extra travel time.

There is a reduced speed limit of 60km/h through the area.

Crews remain on site to salvage the truck.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic NSW app or call 132 701.

 

Update 11am: Rural Fire Service Inspector Aaron Howard said two Brigades have crews managing the scene where a truck rolled over on the M1 this morning.

"We have crews from Tweed Coast and Burringbar at the scene at Yelgun," he said.

"They have been there since around 7.30am today.

Insp Howard said at this stage the RFS could not confirm any details as to the cause of the incident.

Travellers are advised to allow extra time for their journey.

"The Highway remains closed northbound, with one lane remaining open southbound under significantly reduced speed," he said.

"Northbound traffic are being diverted to Tweed Valley Way to Murwillumbah, and return to the M1 at Chinderah interchange.

"This will add around 25 minutes to your travel time."

This route is not suitable for B-Doubles, who are being parked.

The diversion saw heavy traffic of cars and trucks around Murwillumbah. 

(Video by Liana Boss)

Original story: Emergency services were called to reports of a truck crash and rollover on the M1 Pacific Motorway north of Byron Bay shortly before 7am today.

Ambulance NSW confirmed that three road crews were dispatched to the incident which occurred at Yelgun, between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek.

Paramedics treated one man for "minor injuries" at the scene of the crash but did not disclose the nature of the injuries.

The Traffic Management Centre reported: "The M1 Pacific Motorway is closed in both directions at Yelgun due to a truck crash and large diesel spill north of the rest area.

"Northbound motorists are being diverted onto Tweed Valley Way to Murwillumbah and then to Chinderah to return to the motorway, while southbound motorists are being diverted at Cudgera Creek Road but can also consider using Tweed Valley Way between Chinderah and Yelgun.

"Motorists are advised to allow around 25 minutes additional travel time on this diversion.

"Emergency services are on site and traffic crews are attending."

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic NSW app or call 132 701.

Ambulance NSW reported the man had been taken to Tweed Heads Hospital.

Police are investigating the incident.


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