Sydney traffic chaos: truck spills load of dirt on Harbour Bridge, closing lanes

Motorists advised to use the tunnel after the truck lost its load. Photo: Louise Kennerley Traffic slowed to a crawl Photo: Sarah Keayes

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The spill closed northbound lanes. Photo: Sarah Keayes

NSW traffic

All lanes have been reopened on the Sydney Harbour Bridge after a dump truck spilled a large amount of dirt on the road.

Motorists and people catching buses north across the bridge are still warned to expect significant delays following the spill, which occurred just before 1pm.

As of 3:25pm, south-bound traffic is backed up to Cammeray, while north-bound delays begin at Darling Harbour.

The Transport Management Centre (TMC) advised motorists to use the Sydney Harbour Tunnel instead, and those planning to take a bus north from the city have been urged to take the train instead.

The TMC advised motorists to allow extra travel time, as traffic is also heavier than usual in the Sydney Harbour Tunnel.   Massive delays on the Harbour Bridge – northbound. Photo shows dirt covering a long stretch of middle lane. pic.twitter南京夜网/ENQyI8vonM— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) January 22, 2016

“Motorists already on the Harbour Bridge should allow plenty of extra travel time and expect significant delays,” the TMC said.

“South-bound traffic is also heavy as motorists are slowing past the site.”

Buses leaving the CBD across the Harbour Bridge are delayed up to 25 minutes, while those heading into the city are delayed up to 15 minutes.

Traffic crews are on the bridge, but it is not known how long it will take to clean up the spillage.

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