Truck crash on Hume Highway near Yerrinbool on February 12: Photos

UPDATE (2.14pm):

Traffic flow remains affected on the Hume Highway more than nine hours after a major truck crash occurred this morning.

Two trucks collided near Sierra Street, Yerrinbool, about 5am on Tuesday, February 12.

Ben Thomas took this photo on Tuesday afternoon, showing the line up trucks near the Yerrinbool truck crash scene.

Ben Thomas took this photo on Tuesday afternoon, showing the line up trucks near the Yerrinbool truck crash scene.

Heavy vehicles are now being allowed past the crash scene.

B-double trucks over 19 metres in length are being parked on the side of the highway.

However, light vehicles are still being diverted through the Old Hume Highway.

UPDATE (12.59pm):

The Hume Highway remains partially closed nearly eight hours after a major truck crash occurred this morning.

Two trucks collided near Sierra Street, Yerrinbool, about 5am on Tuesday, February 12.

Two male drivers – aged in their 60s and 30s – were transported to hospital with lacerations to their limbs.

The crash led to northbound traffic being closed at Yerrinbool. 

Diversions remain in place for light vehicles through Old Hume Highway and for B-double trucks through Lachlan Valley Way, Mid Western Highway and Great Western Highway.

Motorists should use diversions, or avoid the highway if possible.

UPDATE (10.21am):

Two drivers were transported to hospital following a major truck crash on the Hume Highway this morning.

The Highway is still partially closed after two trucks collided near Sierra Street, Yerrinbool, about 5am.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said two male drivers, aged about 65 and 30, were transported to Bowral and Liverpool hospitals with lacerations to their limbs. 

Diversions remain in place for light vehicles through Old Hume Highway and for B-double trucks through Lachlan Valley Way, Mid Western Highway and Great Western Highway.

B-doubles over 19 metres in length are being parked on the side of the Hume Highway.

A Transport Management Centre spokesperson said the highway was expected to remain closed nortbound for “some time” due to the complex clean-up and vehicle salvage operation.

Avoid the area if possible.

Firefighters assist with the clean-up operation. Picture: Picton Fire & Rescue Station 421

Firefighters assist with the clean-up operation. Picture: Picton Fire & Rescue Station 421

Earlier:

The Hume Highway remains partially closed following a serious truck crash this morning.

Two trucks collided on the highway near Sierra Street, Yerrinbool, about 5am on Tuesday, February 12.

It is understood one truck caught fire due to the crash, but that blaze has now been extinguished.

The highway remains closed to northbound traffic.

Firefighters on the scene at a truck crash on the Hume Highway on Tuesday morning. Picture: Alpine/Aylmerton Rural Fire Brigade

Firefighters on the scene at a truck crash on the Hume Highway on Tuesday morning. Picture: Alpine/Aylmerton Rural Fire Brigade

A Transport Management Centre spokesperson said light traffic was being diverted through Church Avenue and the Old Hume Highway at Alpine.

Heavy vehicles are being parked on the side of the highway.

Emergency services and Roads and Maritime Services crews remain at the scene, as well as a heavy vehicle tow truck.

The Transport spokesperson said motorists should use diversions and allow extra travel time on Tuesday morning.

To keep up to date on traffic conditions, visit the Live Traffic NSW website.

A map of where the crash occurred on the Hume Highway on Tuesday morning. Picture: Live Traffic NSW

A map of where the crash occurred on the Hume Highway on Tuesday morning. Picture: Live Traffic NSW

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