Machinery that has been blocking the Tugun Bypass tunnel for weeks sits idle while cars slow down to pass. Pic Glenn Hampson
Machinery that has been blocking the Tugun Bypass tunnel for weeks sits idle while cars slow down to pass. Pic Glenn Hampson

House-carrying truck closes tunnel

THE Tugun tunnel was closed after an oversized truck carrying a house tried to enter the tunnel this afternoon.

The truck tried to enter the tunnel on the Pacific Motorway at Tweed Heads West at about 4pm, forcing it to momentarily close.

Traffic was diverted along the Gold Coast Highway and debris has reduced some lanes southbound.

The oversized truck is no longer blocking lanes but motorists are advised to allow extra travel time and use the Gold Coast Highway as an alternative route.



Warning of potential sink hole at tourism hotspot

Warning of potential sink hole at tourism hotspot

Residents have been urged to be cautious.

Damaged Rocky bridges to undergo repairs next week

Damaged Rocky bridges to undergo repairs next week

Detours in place and emergency vehicle access will be maintained

Ute rollover at Gracemere, vehicle believed to be totalled

Ute rollover at Gracemere, vehicle believed to be totalled

Emergency services are on route to the scene

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