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Traffic delays as Toowoomba Range reopens

UPDATE 4.30PM: The Toowoomba Range has reopened to traffic after a truck rollover in the early hours of this morning. 

The eastbound lanes of the range had been closed for several hours during a recovery mission to remove the B-double truck which rolled about 3am. 

Vehicles can now access the eastbound lanes but peak hour afternoon traffic is blocked up and causing delays for motorists. 

UPDATE 11.30AM: THE down-section of the Toowoomba Range is now closed as emergency services work to clear a truck which rolled early this morning.

Both lanes eastbound will remain closed for the next few hours as the recovery mission begins to remove the B-double truck.

The up-section of the range remains open at the moment but it will most likely be closed.

Cars and light vehicles are urged to find alternative routes and diversions are in place through Murphys Creek and Flagstone Creek. 

Emergency services are removing a truck that rolled on the Toowoomba Range.
Emergency services are removing a truck that rolled on the Toowoomba Range.

UPDATE 8.40AM: Police will close the Toowoomba Range later today as a recovery mission gets under way to clear a truck which rolled early this morning.

Cars and light vehicles are being urged to find alternative routes out of Toowoomba after a truck rolled about 3am.

Transport and Main Roads officers and police have closed the left eastbound lane at the top of the Toowoomba Range from Cohoe St to divert traffic around the B-double truck.

Traffic cameras show eastbound traffic is heavily congested from Cohoe St but a clear run towards the bottom of the range around the truck.

Toowoomba police said both lanes will be forced to close to allow cranes and recovery equipment to safely remove the truck.

Cars and light vehicles are urged to take Murphys Creek or Flagstone Creek if possible, police said.

A truck on the range has overturned. Emergency services are recovering the vehicle.
A truck on the range has overturned. Emergency services are recovering the vehicle. Tara Miko

 

EARLIER 6.10AM: A overturned wide-load vehicle is causing massive disruptions on the Toowoomba Range this morning.

A heavy vehicle with a wide load overturned on the eastbound top section of the range about 3am.

The driver was uninjured and was not required to be transported to hospital. 

Toowoomba Police are on scene directing traffic, with one lane open.

An overturned wide-load vehicle is causing delays on the Toowoomba Range, with disruptions predicted to last most of the day.
An overturned wide-load vehicle is causing delays on the Toowoomba Range, with disruptions predicted to last most of the day. Kevin Farmer

A police spokesman said there was the potential for it to cause disruptions to traffic all day.

"We will probably have to block the up and down section of the range for recovery," he said.

Diversions will be put in place while the recovery is under way, which will be later today.

An overturned wide-load vehicle is causing delays on the Toowoomba Range, with disruptions predicted to last most of the day.
An overturned wide-load vehicle is causing delays on the Toowoomba Range, with disruptions predicted to last most of the day. Kevin Farmer

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