People on the road were told to expect “lengthy” delays after a truck accident happened on Parramatta road at Haberfield, which closed up all westbound lanes, and two of three eastbound lanes. A truck slammed into a power pole, snapping it in half and leaving debris and power lines on the road. Motorists were advised to account for extra travel time.
After a truck accident happened on Parramatta road at Haberfield, motorists have been warned that there will be “lengthy delays” as all westbound lanes have been closed, with only one of the three eastbound lanes open. The truck had reportedly slammed into a power pole at around 6pm near the intersection of Liverpool Road. The power pole snapped in half, leaving debris and power lines on the road.
Live Traffic Sydney tweeted its warning about the traffic: “HABERFIELD: Parmatta Rd is closed westbound due to a truck accident near Liverpool Rd. Only 1 eastbound lane getting through.”
The westbound lanes were closed for several hours. At around 8pm, two of the three lanes re-opened. Several minutes earlier, the eastbound lanes were re-opened as well. However, the westbound bus lane remained closed as emergency services, traffic crews and power company workers were handling the incident.
As emergency services worked on the area, cars were diverted to take other routes, such as Dover Street, Grosvenor Crescent and Kensington Road. Despite all attempts, traffic remained heavy in the area. Motorists were advised to allow extra travel time due to the accident. At around 6:45pm, traffic was banked back all the way to a distance of 2 kilometers, on Crystal Street in Petersham.
According to a Transport Management Centre spokeswoman, city bound traffic was reportedly also heavy, although not as heavy as traffic heading west.