Northbound lanes of the Pacific Highway were closed for a couple of hours during the night following a two vehicle crash north of Grafton.
Just after midnight emergency services were called to the scene near Telegraph Street at Cowper.
A short time later the highway was closed to northbound traffic.
Motorists were diverted along Summerland Way.
THe Highway was cleared and reopened within a few hours ahead of the expected high volume of traffic for Christmas Eve.
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