NSW Police are reporting on a mass collision and explosion near Bateman’s Bay:
Police are appealing for motorists to avoid the Princes Highway at East Lynne, about 20kms north of Batemans Bay following a major collision.
About 4.50pm today (Monday 28 December 2009), three cars and a tanker collided on the Princes Highway.
At least two of the vehicles caught fire as a result of the collision.
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Emergency services crews are in attendance, and a crime scene has been established.
The Princes Highway has been closed in both directions, and a number of local traffic diversions are in place.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area until further notice or take alternate routes wherever possible.
Given the number of Canberrans in that area at this time of year we should be getting ready for some bad news.