Sydney Airport traffic delays: Joyce Drive closed following truck crash and chemical spill
- The accident of two trucks caused chaos
- Hazardous materials crews are on site to clean up the spill
- Traffic near Sydney Airport remains heavy
A two-truck crash and chemical spill near Sydney Airport has sparked widespread chaos for commuters and travelers.
It is believed two B-doubles collided on Joyce Drive in Mascot at around 4.45am on Wednesday, causing liters of chemicals and oil to spill onto the road.
Emergency services and Hazmat teams remain on scene to clean up the spill.
Joyce Drive was closed in both directions between Wentworth Avenue and O’Riordan Street for several hours.
Massive clean-up continues after two trucks crash near Sydney Airport on Wednesday
Joyce Drive was closed in both directions for several hours, causing traffic chaos
The road has since reopened and is operating against the flow.
Motorists are warned to expect significant delays throughout the morning.
Travelers to Sydney Airport Domestic Terminal are asked to allow plenty of extra time or consider taking the train.
“Local diversions are in place, but avoid the area if you can as traffic is already heavy,” a Live Sydney Traffic alert states.
“You can cross it in either direction in back-to-back conditions, but still factor in a lot of extra travel time.”
There is no access to Joyce Drive from Ross Smith Avenue.
Fire and hazmat crews rushed to Joyce Drive shortly before 5 a.m.
Heavy traffic was already building up on O’Riordan Street less than half an hour after the incident.