Motorists headed towards Sydney on the M1 motorway are experiencing lengthy delays after a collision between two trucks on the Central Coast.
A driver of one of the trucks was injured in the collision on the M1 near the Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge, at Calga, about 3.50am (AEDT) on Wednesday.
The injured driver was trapped in the wreckage and freed by emergency crews around 5.45am.
He has been airlifted to hospital in a stable condition, police say.
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The Transport Management Centre (TMC) said two of three southbound lanes were closed due to the incident, with traffic queued back about 6km.
“Due to the serious nature of this accident, there is no forecast as to when all southbound lanes will reopen,” the TMC said.
“All efforts are being made to open the lanes as soon as possible, however, a lengthy clean up operation is expected.”
It’s advising motorists to exit the M1 at Kariong and use the Old Pacific Highway to Calga, or exit at Somersby and use Peats Ridge Road through Calga.