10:05pm: The website www.livetraffic.com.au is reporting that drivers are now being advised to exercise caution on the Newell Highway north of Gilgandra.
Stop/slow traffic control is in place at the scene of a truck fire that earlier blocked vehicles heading in both directions:
8:33pm: Motorists are being advised to avoid the Newell Highway north of Gilgandra
The busy highway is closed in both directions approximately 10 kilometres north of of the town, due to a truck fire.
The Daily Liberal will update the situation as information comes to hand.
Emergency services are at the scene, and traffic crews are also responding to the incident.
For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701