Interruptions on the M1 in NSW

Diversions are in place after a truck rollover and fire on the M1 in New South Wales.

Just before 2am on Wednesday, emergency services were called to the M1 southbound at Freemans Waterhole west of Lake Macquarie after a semi-trailer carrying treated pine slabs hit failed to negotiate a left hand bend and rolled, before catching alight.

The 59-year-old male driver was able to escape with minor injuries to his chest and was conveyed to John Hunter Hospital.


Road closures were implemented and the southbound lanes are closed at the Palmers Road Interchange.

The diversions are expected to be in place for sometime while the scene is cleared.

Traffic diversions are currently in place and live traffic information is available at