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Golden Highway at Merriwa closed after a truck jack knifed early this morning

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UPDATE 10:45AM 

The Golden Highway is now open in both directions at Merriwa. 

There are no reported traffic delays, jsut be mindful of debris on the side of the road. 

EARLIER:

The Golden Highway at Merriwa between Lawlers Lane and Dunblane Road is closed after a truck jackknifed early this morning. 

Just before 5am a b-double jackknifed on the highway 5km south of Merriwa.

The truck was unladen but there is an amount of diesel to clean up that has spilt from the truck own tank.

The driver is understood to have only suffered minor injuries. 

Diversions are now in place, with westbound traffic being diverted onto Denman Road to Muswellbrook, the New England Highway to Scone and Bunnan Road/Scone Road to Merriwa. 

The eastbound diversion is the same in reverse.

This diversion is suitable for all vehicles except extended B-Doubles over 25m.

Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time.

A heavy vehicle tow is on its way to move the truck off the road, but the highway is expected to be closed for the next couple of hours while the spill is cleaned up.

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