This photo taken by Clayton Towing shows the back-up of traffic on the Bruce Hwy near Bells Bridge.
This photo taken by Clayton Towing shows the back-up of traffic on the Bruce Hwy near Bells Bridge.

Multi vehicle crash, fallen powerlines close Bruce Hwy

UPDATE: THE Bruce Highway is now open.

Clayton's Towing reported the southbound lane was opened at 12.30pm.It was expected the northbound lane would be opened shortly after.

Motorists were advised to still expect delays.

At 1.10pm, the northbound lane was opened.

 

EARLIER: ATTENTION all Gympie region motorists, the Bruce Hwy near Bells Bridge is closed while emergency workers try to free a person trapped in a vehicle following a multi vehicle crash on the Bruce Hwy this morning.

The crash is believed tohave been caused by fallen power lines which have entrapped the vehicles and started a grass fire. It is uncertain how many people, if any, are injured. The highway is closed in both directions.