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M1 CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS FOLLOWING TRUCK FIRE

UPDATE: One person remains unaccounted for following a fiery crash involving two trucks on the M1 earlier today. The two trucks, including a fuel tanker, collided in the southbound lanes of the M1, about 1km south of the Freemans Drive interchange, just before 1pm. One truck caught fire as a result of the collision, and a car was also damaged. One person remains unaccounted for, and the M1 remains closed in both directions. The truck fire also sparked a bush fire near the crash site, with the RFS working to contain the blaze. ————- Police are asking motorists to delay their travel with the M1 closed in both directions at Cooranbong, in the Lake Macquarie region, as emergency services respond to reports of a truck fire. Police are yet to determine the exact circumstances of the incident and will provide more …

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CANE TOAD CROSSES BORDER, CAUGHT IN ITS TRACKS

An unwanted tourist has been prevented from hopping into town. Council’s biosecurity officers jumping into action to capture a live cane toad, which snuck in over the Queensland border. The invasive species was found inside a box of building supplies in Lake Haven, spotted by an eagle-eyed employee. Council is urging all local businesses to be vigilant when purchasing interstate goods, particularly fresh foods and landscaping supplies. If you spot a cane toad, do not handle it with bare hands and report it to the D-P-I. (VISION ONLY)

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