MORNING traffic has been severely affected on the Oxley Highway between Gunnedah and Carroll after a truck rollover on Thursday morning.
Emergency services were called to the scene near Frogmore Lane and Bennies Road around 7.30am after reports the B-Double truck had rolled and lost its load of chicken manure.
Gunnedah Fire and Rescue 314 deputy captain Andrew Johns said the driver escaped the accident uninjured and paramedics were not needed at the scene.
"Unfortunately, it's been a pretty messy start to the morning for this driver," Deputy Captain Johns told the Leader.
"We were called to the scene around 7:30am and found the driver had managed to escape unharmed.
"Basically, his truck and dog unit, which was carrying chicken manure had flipped and rolled.
"It was a lucky escape and our crews our now busy helping with the clean up effort."
Deputy Captain Johns said Gunnedah Shire Council crews were working with police on the clean up effort and traffic control.
"The truck is blocking all of the westbound lane of the highway and some of the eastbound lane too," he said.
"Police and council are working on allowing traffic to use one lane of the highway.
"As well as that, the council crews are working on cleaning up the mess made by the load of manure."
Drivers are being urged to use caution while driving past the scene and allow for extra travel time.