A driver was lucky to escape uninjured after colliding with a fallen tree on the Great Western Highway near Bathurst on Sunday night, which forced the road to be closed for some time on Sunday night.
Emergency services responded to the call at 10.15pm on Sunday night and arrived at the scene at Walang, about 20 kilometres east of Bathurst, where a vehicle had reportedly hit a fallen gum tree, the incident blocking the highway in both directions.
The occupant of the vehicle was out and uninjured, so officers from Fire and Rescue NSW Kelso station began work clearing the incident.
They cleared one lane using only handsaws until the arrival of crews from the NSW Rural Fire Service and the State Emergency Service, who utilised chainsaws to complete the removal and clear the road entirely.
With the car removed, lanes reopened and traffic flowing, Kelso officers handed the scene to the RFS. NSW Police were also in attendance, controlling the road closure while the removal was underway.
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