BRUCE HWY: Traffic stalls as truck, car towing caravan crash
UPDATE: Traffic travelling in both directions is heavily congested after a truck and a 4WD towing a caravan crashed on the Bruce Hwy.
The two vehicles collided at Bells Creek while travelling south, about 5km south of the Caloundra Rd exit, about 10.30am.
Hours later drivers traffic is still congested on both sides of the highway.
Drivers have been reporting on Facebook they have experienced long delays on the highway, one saying it took 20 minutes to travel through the crash area in the north-bound lanes. He expected it would take twice as long to travel the same distance south.
Other drivers have reported congestion on Caloundra Rd as a result of the crash.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is warning drivers long delays are expected to continue on the highway in both directions.
UPDATE: TWO people have been taken to hospital and traffic is heavily congested after a truck and a 4WD towing a caravan crashed on the Bruce Hwy.
The truck and trailer, and the 4WD and van collided in the south-bound lanes of the highway at Bells Creek, 5km south of the Caloundra Rd exit, about 10.30am.
A man in his 70s received an ankle injury, and he an a woman were both taken to Nambour Hospital.
Drivers have reported on Facebook that traffic is crawling, and is banked up for 5km.
Police and the Department of Transport and Main Roads have warned drivers travelling south to expect long delays.
BREAKING: Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on the Bruce Hwy, reportedly involving a truck and a car towing a caravan.
Paramedics were called to Bells Creek, near the Roys Rd overpass on the Bruce Hwy about 10.30am.
The truck, towing a trailer, and the 4WD towing the caravan collided in the south-lanes.
The truck then swerved into the median strip where it came to rest.
The caravan suffered extensive damage and the car towing it was also damaged.
Drivers have reported on Facebook the the highway has come to a halt and traffic is building quickly.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads has confirmed one lane is blocked and drivers can expect long delays.