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Semi-trailer overturns on Great Western Highway at Medlow Bath sparking traffic chaos

A dog’s dream! Semi-trailer full of pet food overturns on a busy highway causing traffic chaos

  • Truck full of pet food overturned along Great Western Highway at Medlow Bath
  • Driver had left Blayney with trailer filled with pet food before accident at 7am
  • Trail of destruction was left behind with boxes of pet food stretching for metres
  • Authorities are working to clean mess with delays expected to continue all day 

A semi-trailer carrying pet food has tipped over along a busy highway sparking traffic chaos.

The heavy vehicle careered off the road and landed on its side along the Great Western Highway at Medlow Bath, north-west of Sydney, at 7am on Saturday.

The Great Western Highway stretches from east to west in NSW and links Sydney to Bathurst and the state’s Central Tablelands. 

The driver had left Blayney earlier in the morning with the large haul of pet food and was headed to Sydney.

A semi-trailer carrying pet food has tipped over along a busy highway sparking traffic chaos

The heavy vehicle careered off the road and landed on its side along the Great Western Highway at Medlow Bath, north-west of Sydney at 7am on Saturday

The heavy vehicle careered off the road and landed on its side along the Great Western Highway at Medlow Bath, north-west of Sydney at 7am on Saturday

A trail of destruction was left behind with boxes of pet food stretching for metres along the side of the road.

Images of the crash site show a shattered light pole with one half on the ground and buried between the boxes. 

The driver was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

The accident has sparked lengthy delays with emergency services working quickly to clean up the site.

Wires across the road has forced the east bound lane to close and police to redirect traffic.

Authorities urge drivers to avoid the area as the clean-up continues, with delays expected to continue throughout the day. 

A trail of destruction was left behind with boxes of pet food stretching for metres along the side of the road

A trail of destruction was left behind with boxes of pet food stretching for metres along the side of the road

Images of the crash site show a shattered light pole with one half on the ground and buried between the boxes

Images of the crash site show a shattered light pole with one half on the ground and buried between the boxes

 

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