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Crashes cause traffic delays across the capital

Four separate traffic incidents have caused delays for commuters across the ACT on Friday morning, with crashes including an injured motorcyclist near the city, a cyclist in Barton, and a ute on its side in Canberra’s north.

Two incidents near the Glenloch Interchange shortly before 9am have left traffic congested in one direction and at a standstill in the other direction.

A three-vehicle incident southbound on the Tuggeranong Parkway near Lady Denman Drive was blocking traffic about 8.50am.

Meanwhile, a motorcyclist was involved in an incident at the Glenloch Interchange, blocking westbound traffic. 

The 36-year-old man was treated at the scene by an ACT Ambulance crew, and transported to The Canberra Hospital with minor chest and back injuries.

Traffic around the Glenloch Interchange was earlier reported as extremely heavy.


In Canberra’s north, a tow truck and a street sweeper were needed to clear a crash scene after a truck and a ute collided on Belconnen Way in Hawker outside St Matthew’s Primary.

The incident left the ute on its side, leaking fuel. Fire crews attended and were able to contain the leak. The crash scene was cleared about 9.30am.

Ambulance paramedics assessed three patients at the scene, with one male requiring transport to Calvary Hospital with minor chest injuries.

Earlier in the morning, a car and a pushbike collided at Morshead and Menindee Drives in Barton, causing minor injuries. One northbound lane was blocked for a short time, but has since been cleared.

Ambulance crews attended, however the cyclist did not require transport to hospital.