Motorists travelling southbound on the M1 Pacific Motorway between the Central Coast and Sydney will experience significant delays and following a serious two truck crash earlier this morning.
The crash has occurred at the bottom of the 'Big Dipper' just past Ku-Ring-Gai-Chase Road with one truck rolling down an embankment and the other remaining on the highway.
Due to the serious nature of this crash two of three southbound lanes on the M1 Pacific Motorway are closed at Asquith.
Motorists should avoid the area, delay travel or consider catching a train on the Central Coast and Newcastle Line.
The crash is currently being investigated by the NSW Police Crash Investigation Unit, along with the RMS Heavy vehicle inspectors. All other emergency services and salvage operators and TMC Transport Commanders are on site.
Two of three southbound lanes remain blocked whist crews on site investigate the cause into the crash and then work to clear this crash and reopen all southbound lanes.
One southbound lanes of traffic is slowing passing the crash site with delays already several kilometres long.
Due to the severity, on going investigations, and complex recovery it is highly unlikely the two southbound lanes closed on the M1 Southbound at Asquith will be reopen for morning peak.
Motorist should attempt to try to travel outside of peak of consider catching a train on the Central Coast and Newcastle Line.
There is no forecast available as to when the lanes will reopen.
For further information regarding this crash and the impact on the road network check out their website here before you drive.