Two people have passed away and a major emergency operation is underway after a multi-vehicle crash on the M1 Princes Motorway at West Wollongong a short time ago.
Emergency services were called to the M1 Princes Motorway after a crash in the southbound lanes – near Mt Keira Road overpass – involving at least two trucks and three cars about 2.10pm today.
At this time all southbound lanes are closed, with two northbound lanes being utilised by emergency vehicles.
At least two people have died in one of the cars; the number of injured is still being established. At least one vehicle has caught fire.
Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit officers are on site now.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area until further notice.
Motorists who need to travel southbound are being diverted into Mount Ousley Road and the Princes Highway.
Transport NSW reports traffic in the area is very heavy and motorists are experiencing significant delays.
For the latest traffic information, visit their website here.