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Crash closes Molesworth Rd

5.50PM UPDATE: The crash site on Molesworth Rd has now been cleared and the road has reopened.

4.45PM UPDATE: Police report that tow trucks are on their way and Molesworth Rd is expected to reopen shortly. They thank motorists for their patience.

EARLIER: Police and other emergency services are responding to a two vehicle crash on Molesworth Rd, at Molesworth. A spokesperson says no injuries have been reported at this stage but as of 4.30pm the road is blocked and traffic is building up in the area.

Police have not given a specific location but have advised motorists to seek an alternative route until the scene is cleared.

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One Comment

  1. Tas Police reporting of such accidents should make it clear as to the approximate location of such an accident. Molesworth Road is quite long and goes from the Lyell Highway at Sorell Creek, right through to Glen Lusk. In this instance the road was not affected from Sorell Creek to a bit after the Molesworth Primary School, thus there was an alternative route for most road users. The increase in traffic, particularly on the very narrow ‘Bridle Track’ part of Molesworth Road, is significant and despite there being a reasonable speed limit, some sadly take it as a bit of a test as to their driving ability and speed prowess. The lack of single white lines to aid the judgement of keeping to the left and not overtaking does not help.
    Ngaire Glover

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