The New England Highway is blocked on the northern side of Uralla (near Wood Street) following a fuel truck crash.
Uralla is located on the New England Highway south of Armidale.
An extended closure will be in place to allow emergency services to safely decant the fuel from the truck. This operation is expected to take several hours to complete.
Local diversions are now in place for light vehicles on Barleyfields Road.
URALLA: New England Hwy is closed in both directions just past Wood St due to a truck crash and a diesel spill. Emergency services are there.— Live Traffic NSW (@LiveTrafficNSW) February 22, 2018
Heavy vehicles will need to divert via Thunderbolts Way and Bundarra Road. This diversion is suitable for B Doubles.
* Heavy vehicles that are longer than 19 meters and or heavier than 50 tonnes will be stored.
Motorists travelling on the New England Highway via Uralla should expect delays and exercise caution.
Further information regarding this incident is available on line at www.livetraffic.com