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Smash delays traffic

ONE of the trucks involved in this morning's crash on the Range.
ONE of the trucks involved in this morning's crash on the Range.

UPDATE: Traffic moved at a snail's pace on the Toowoomba Range yesterday after a two-truck crash in the early hours of the morning.

Just before 4am, two trucks carrying cotton and timber collided nose-to-tail on the eastbound carriageway near the saddle.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove one of the drivers from the cabin of his truck.

One of the vehicles was forced onto the median strip, forcing Toowoomba Regional Council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads to close the right-hand lanes travelling in both directions until the scene was cleared about midday.

Oil and diesel were cleared from the road while a crane was used to unload the timber from one of the vehicles.

Two male patients were transported to Toowoomba Hospital with minor injuries.

 

 

EARLIER: Delays on the Toowoomba Range are expected to continue until midday following a two truck crash earlier this morning.

Toowoomba Regional Council, main roads and Queensland Fire and Rescue Service are still on the scene.

One lane is still open in both directions. However motorists are asked to be patient while the scene is made safe.

The crash occurred about 4am, closing the right lane of the up-section of the Range, causing heavy congestion.

A crane is currently being used to unload timber from one of the trucks.

Topics:  toowoomba toowoomba range truck crash