14 September 2022

Changed traffic conditions on Olympic Highway at Wallendbeen

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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The impact damaged the railway bridge. Photo: Wallendbeen Rural Fire Service.

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions at the railway overpass bridge on the Olympic Highway north of Wallendbeen, which was damaged in a recent traffic incident on Thursday (8 September).

Traffic control, including a lane closure and reduced speed limit, has been introduced for the safety of transport customers and workers carrying out repairs.

Temporary traffic lights and signage have been installed at both ends of the bridge and the speed limit reduced from 60 km/h to 20 km/h.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

Emergency services were called to the Olympic Highway near Silo Road about 20 km northeast of Cootamundra following reports of a truck crash last Thursday at about 5 pm.

A semi-trailer, with an attached trailer, was travelling south when it struck an overhead railway bridge causing the truck to partially roll, causing significant damage to the railway overpass.

Wallendbeen RFS said the 47-year-old Victorian truck driver was treated at the scene before being taken to Young Hospital with superficial injuries.

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A semi-trailer has crashed into an overhead railway bridge. Photo: Wallendbeen Rural Fire Service.

Riverina Police District are investigating the crash in Wallendbeen.

Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience during this time and will keep the community updated on future work.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit Live Traffic or call 132 701.

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