UPDATE: Man to be airlifted, Pacific Highway now open
UPDATE: All lanes of the Pacific Highway have reopened in Glenugie south of Grafton following a van and truck accident overnight.Alternating stop/slow traffic conditions were in place as a clean up operation was carried out, however this is now complete and all lanes are open.Traffic in the area is returning to normal. For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.
UPDATE, 11.52AM: THE Pacific Highway continues to experience heavy traffic conditions at Glenugie after being re-opened in both directions after a crash at Glenugie, near Eight Mile Lane.
Alternating traffic conditions for northbound and southbound motorists and intermittent closures continue to be in place for the removal of the vehicles involved in the incident.
UPDATE, 9.15AM: THE Pacific Highway has been re-opened in both directions after a crash at Glenugie, near Eight Mile Lane, but traffic is still being affected.
Motorists are advised to expect delays, exercise caution and pay attention to the road conditions.
UPDATE, 8.15AM: THE 27-year-old man involved in a head-on collision on the Pacific Highway is expected to be airlifted to John Hunter Hospital later today.
A spokeswoman from the Mid North Coast Local Health District has confirmed he is still in a serious condition.
EARLIER: A MAN is in hospital with serious injuries after his van collided head-on with a B-double truck at Glenugie in the early hours of this morning.
Motorists have been advised to avoid travelling through the area as the road is still closed, or alternatively take the Orara Way as an alternate route between Grafton and Coffs Harbour.
Emergency services were called to a section of the Pacific Highway, about six kilometres south of Grafton, shortly before 1am after reports of a collision between a northbound van and a southbound B-double truck.
The driver of the van sustained serious injuries and was taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital, while the driver of the truck was taken to Grafton Hospital for the treatment of minor injuries.
There were no passengers in either vehicle.
The Pacific Highway is also closed near in Clybucca due to a two-car accident near Plummers Lane.
There is no diversion available at this stage with motorists advised to avoid the area and delay travel between Kempsey and Macksville.
As a result of both accidents, motorists needing to travel between Kempsey and Grafton should consider delaying their journey or using the New England Highway as an alternative.
Emergency services and traffic crews are at both accident sites where investigations into the incidents are continuing.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.