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Commuters are facing up to three hour delays after an early morning crash on Sydney’s M5

  • Early morning crash on the M5 causing traffic chaos for Sydney commuters
  • Traffic banked up in both east and westbound directions with a 23km queue
  • Crash between truck and car near Beaconsfield Street at Revesby caused chaos

An early morning crash on the M5 has created traffic chaos for Sydney drivers, adding two hours to the working commute.

Traffic has been banked up in both east and westbound directions with a 23km stretch of traffic for those heading eastbound and up to 14km of queues westbound.  

Delays for traffic heading east have begun to ease however westbound traffic is still heavy, with commuters currently sitting in 10km queues.

An early morning crash between a truck (pictured) and car near Beaconsfield Street at Revesby on the M5 has created traffic chaos for Sydney drivers, adding two hours to the working commute

The chaos added an extra two hours to the working commute for drivers at 7.30am.

A crash between a truck and car near Beaconsfield Street at Revesby at 5.30am caused the crash, forcing the closure of the westbound motorway. 

‘One of three westbound lanes remains closed on the M5 as the recovery of this truck involved in an earlier crash continues,’ a Live Traffic NSW update reported. 

Westbound delays have eased and are down to 5km while there are no longer delays travelling eastbound. 

Drivers have been encouraged to exit at The River Road to avoid delays and use Milperra Road and Henry Lawson Drive to return to the motorway.

One driver was assessed by paramedics on the scene.

 

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