THE Golden Highway is closed in both directions near Merriwa due to a truck crash.
The crash occurred about 5am Tuesday on the stretch of highway between Lawlers Lane and Dunblane Road.
Motorists have been advised to avoid the area and use an alternative route.
Traffic is being diverted via Muswellbrook and Scone, using the New England Highway and Scone-Merriwa Road in both directions.
This diversion is suitable for all vehicles except extended B-Doubles longer than 25 metres.
Emergency services remained on site at 7am. There are also reports of a diesel spill at the crash site.
More details to come.
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