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Traffic snarl as truck loses container on bridge

A shipping container has fallen from a truck after a two-vehicle crash on the Tasman Bridge. Picture: SAM ROSEWARNE
A shipping container has fallen from a truck after a two-vehicle crash on the Tasman Bridge. Picture: SAM ROSEWARNE

A SHIPPING container has fallen from a truck after a two-vehicle crash on the Tasman Bridge.

In a statement issued about 10am today, Tasmania Police said emergency crews were responding to an accident involving a truck and a car in the Hobart-bound lanes of the bridge.

A witness at the scene said the collision happened on the bridge's off ramp coming into Hobart and the car appeared to have been badly damaged.

A shipping container has fallen from a truck after a two-vehicle crash on the Tasman Bridge. Picture: SAM ROSEWARNE
A shipping container has fallen from a truck after a two-vehicle crash on the Tasman Bridge. Picture: SAM ROSEWARNE

 

Police earlier said the shipping container had fallen off the truck, blocking the road.

A bus passenger heading into Hobart from the Eastern Shore said traffic was banked up for several hundred metres.

The truck that lost its container on the Tasman Bridge. Picture: SAM ROSEWARNE
The truck that lost its container on the Tasman Bridge. Picture: SAM ROSEWARNE

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and take another route until the scene is cleared.

No injuries have been reported at this stage.

A collision between a truck and a car on the Tasman Bridge is expected to cause lengthy delays. Picture: MATHEW FARRELL
A collision between a truck and a car on the Tasman Bridge is expected to cause lengthy delays. Picture: MATHEW FARRELL

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