All lanes reopened after chaotic day on Shoalhaven roads

UPDATE: 3:30PM The northbound crash has been cleared and all lanes have reopened. 

Clean up following the concrete spill has also been cleared. 

All lanes have been reopened and contra flow has been lifted. 

Southbound traffic is still heavy.

3.15PM Motorists heading both north and south on the Princes Highway are becoming increasingly frustrated. 

While the earlier concrete spill has been cleared, traffic is queued back toward Bomaderry for 5 kilometres, and 1.5 kilometres at Bolong Road. 

Motorist Hugh Barrett said it took him 1.5 hours to drive from North Nowra to the Shoalhaven River Bridge. 

Gordy Mill was also caught in the traffic. The 2.4 kilometre drive between Meroo Road and Moss Vale Road took him over an hour. 

The vehicle involved in the northbound crash facing the opposite way on the Princes Highway this afternoon.

The vehicle involved in the northbound crash facing the opposite way on the Princes Highway this afternoon.

2.45PM: There has been a crash on the Princes Highway at Bridge Road, Nowra, heading northbound. 

It is understood a truck and car crashed about 2.30pm, today, Wednesday, September 12. 

One northbound lane is closed. 

Emergency services are on scene, expect delays and take caution. 

No one was injured in the crash. 

Schools in the area have warned parents of possible delays, students will be fully supervised until parents and buses arrive. 

Motorists wanting to cross the Nowra bridge from Bomaderry or North Nowra are best to drive towards the bridge via Illaroo Road, avoiding the Princes Highway Bomaderry, and cutting along Moss Vale Road if possible.

At present, this is the fastest possible route, as Bolong Road and the Princes Highway are banked up.

2PM: Traffic is still heavy following a concrete spill approaching the Shoalhaven River Bridge this morning. 

Emergency services are still on scene and one southbound lane remains closed. 

Live Traffic is reporting queues of up to three kilometres on the Princes Highway and one kilometre on Bolong Road. 

Contraflow traffic conditions are in place to allow motorists to pass in both directions. 

Traffic is banked back past the roundabout at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Cambewarra and Moss Vale roads at Bomaderry. Photo Rebecca Fist

Traffic is banked back past the roundabout at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Cambewarra and Moss Vale roads at Bomaderry. Photo Rebecca Fist

12.55pm

Traffic remains backed up on the Princes Highway at Bomaderry after an earlier concrete spill on the southbound lanes approaching the Shoalhaven River Bridge.

One of two southbound lanes are closed.

The spill has happened just before the intersection with Illaroo Road.

Traffic in the area is heavy, with Live Traffic reporting queues of up to three kilometres.

Southbound Princes Highway traffic is queued to well past the roundabout at the intersection with Cambewarra and Moss Vale roads.

Traffic is well banked back on the Princes Highway at Bomaderry. Photo Rebecca Fist

Traffic is well banked back on the Princes Highway at Bomaderry. Photo Rebecca Fist

Traffic is also heavy on Bolong Road, trying to turn south onto the highway.

Emergency services are on the scene and police are directing traffic.

Emergency services have mopped up most of the concrete spill on the Princes Highway north of the southbound Shoalhaven River bridge. Photo Madeline Crittenden

Emergency services have mopped up most of the concrete spill on the Princes Highway north of the southbound Shoalhaven River bridge. Photo Madeline Crittenden

11.57am

Traffic is heavy on the Princes Highway approaching the Nowra Bridge, due to a concrete spill. 

The incident occurred about 11am, Wednesday, September 12. It is believed the concrete spilled from a truck approaching the bridge. 

One southbound lane is closed, and emergency services are on scene.  Southbound traffic on Bolong Road is also heavily banked up.

Traffic is very heavy and motorists are advised to use an alternate route. 

Emergency services have mopped up most of the concrete spill on the Princes Highway north of the southbound Shoalhaven River bridge. Photo Madeline Crittenden

Emergency services have mopped up most of the concrete spill on the Princes Highway north of the southbound Shoalhaven River bridge. Photo Madeline Crittenden