An accident between a truck and a car near Hexham Bowling Club was causing traffic delays on Monday morning.
Both lanes of Maitland Road were blocked by a car and truck that were involved in an incident near the bowling club, at the Old Maitland Road intersection.
Traffic was banked up southbound past the Hexham Bridge – to John Renshaw Drive and Tomago Road – during the peak-hour period.
The vehicles involved in the incident were removed from the road about 8.15am.
Lanes have been reopened but traffic is still heavy.
Allow extra travel time.
Paramedics were on the scene.
Police are still on scene.