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Expect delays on the M1 Motorway at Freemans Waterhole tonight while a major salvage operation takes place.
Crews will be retrieving a B-Double which has left the road and gone into bushland earlier today between Palmers Road and the Newcastle Link Road.
All northbound lanes will close from 8pm tonight as a result.
Northbound motorists will be diverted off the motorway at Freemans Waterhole onto Palmers Road.
Motorists can then travel along Cessnock Road and Awaba Road to Toronto, then Cary Street and Main Road through Fennell Bay, Lake Road through Glendale to Wallsend, then Newcastle Link Road through Cameron Park to return to the motorway.
Diversions will be in place until the work wraps up early tomorrow morning.