MESS: The scene of this morning's crash. Picture: Clayton's Towing
MESS: The scene of this morning's crash. Picture: Clayton's Towing Clayton's Towing

Prolonged delays expected on Bruce Hwy after rollover

UPDATE: 2PM: DELAYS of up to an hour are to be expected for southbound motorists travelling from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane today. 

A combination factors, that started with a 4WD and caravan rollover at Forest Glen, roadworks, wet roads and built up congestion are behind the traffic woes. 

It is also the start of the June school holidays. 

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said the scene had been cleared and that the highway was open but the left lane remained closed. 

"It's not completely open, but getting there," he said. 

EARLIER: 12.50PM: One southbound lane of the Bruce Highway has been opened at Forest Glen but a 4WD and caravan rollover has left traffic reeling. 

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said traffic was slow going. 

It comes after a morning of steady rainfall and a section of the highway with ongoing roadworks. 

 

INITIAL: TRAFFIC is being diverted off the Bruce Highway after a massive crash this morning shut down southbound lanes.

A caravan and 4WD rolled after jackknifing about 11.15am, leaving an overturned, destroyed caravan across southbound lanes of the highway at Nambour, just past the Kiels Mountain Road overpass.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said officers were putting diversions in place and traffic was being directed onto Bli Bli Road while tow trucks and other emergency services cleared the scene.

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The wreckage of a caravan which jackknifed and rolled on the Bruce Highway at Forest Glen this morning. Photo: Clayton's Towing
The wreckage of a caravan which jackknifed and rolled on the Bruce Highway at Forest Glen this morning. Photo: Clayton's Towing

The spokesman said there were no reports of anyone trapped in the vehicle, or any major injuries as a result of the crash.

A Queensland Ambulance Services spokeswoman said a man and woman, aged in their 50s, were taken to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

The pair were both in stable conditions with back pain.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said only one pump truck had been required on the scene, which was made safe in about 20 minutes by the attending crew.



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