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Bulli Pass reopens after Ousley closure

​BULLI Pass has re-opened after another crash closed My Ousley earlier today.

Police are urging motorists to avoid Mount Ousley Road at Mount Ousley following an apparent head-on collision this morning involving two semi-trailers.

Around 10.45am, Wollongong police were alerted about the crash in the south-bound lanes of the roadway.

The collision caused one rig to jack-knife into the north-bound lanes and as a result, traffic in both directions has been blocked.

One of the trucks, carrying dirt, rolled onto its side, trapping its driver. He has since been released.

Both drivers have been assessed by ambulance officers and treated for minor injuries.
Police are prioritising the removal of up to 60 head of cattle on a third semi-trailer, stuck in traffic near the crash scene.
North-bound traffic is reportedly banked back to the University of Wollongong and is being directed to Memorial Drive south-bound traffic is being filtered to Mount Pleasant Road and by the Sutherland Highway Patrol to Lawrence Hargrave Drive.

Roads and Maritime Services has agreed to re-open Bulli Pass, currently closed for development, to alleviate the traffic backlog.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by police.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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