Tuesday at 7.51am
One driver has died, and two have escaped injury following a multi-vehicle crash which has blocked northbound lanes of the Hume Highway.
Emergency services were called to the scene 3 kilometres south of Gundagai about 3.40am, and found a southbound B-double had crossed to the wrong side of the highway and crashed down an embankment, partially blocking northbound lanes.
The driver was ejected from the cabin and died at the scene.
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A short time later, two B-doubles driving north came across the crashed heavy vehicle; one was able to avoid the wreckage but the second hit the trailer.
While neither driver was injured, the highway is now blocked northbound.
All vehicles were laden with general freight. Officers are conducting investigations from the Riverina Police District.
There may be short closures of all southbound lanes as the salvage and clean-up continue, and investigations into the crash are carried out throughout the day.
Tuesday at 7am
A northbound lane on the Hume Highway remains closed after a two-truck crash that happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The incident occurred near Jessops Lagoon Road, South Gundagai at 3.39am. Drivers are asked to exercise caution in the area and expect delays.
Emergency services, Transport for NSW and the Crime Scene Unit are on the scene.
Northbound motorists are advised to use the Snowy Mountains Highway through to Tumut, then Gocup Road to rejoin the Hume Highway.
The diversion adds approximately 40 minutes of travel time.
All southbound lanes remain open on the highway however traffic is slow so also allow extra travel time and exercise caution past the crash site.