A truck loaded with beer has overturned on a motorway in Sydney’s west, with motorists warned to avoid the area.
Emergency workers were called to the M7 at Cecil Hills about 2.30am on Monday after the semi-trailer crashed and rolled.
Police said the driver suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital for treatment and mandatory tests.
The M7 is closed northbound and the speed limit for southbound motorists has been reduced to 40km/h.
Cecil Hills: One lane northbound is now open after a B-double crashed and lost its load of beer earlier today. Traffic is still slow in both directions near the corner of Cowpasture Road and Elizabeth Drive. https://t.co/Gx9VoMR4cT #M7 #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/EoTHKdRFBB
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) January 12, 2020
“Emergency services and motorway crews are working to clear the scene; however, due to the nature of the crash, the motorway is expected to be closed northbound for some time,” police said in a statement on Monday.
The Transport Management Centre says drivers should expect delays, and those travelling north are being advised to avoid the area altogether.