Truck crash closes highway

A 30-year-old Cowra man was trapped in the cabin of his truck when it overturned on the highway at Katoomba near the Explorers Tree at 11.40pm on Saturday.

The truck crashed near Explorers Tree late on Saturday night. Photo: Top Notch Video

The truck crashed near Explorers Tree late on Saturday night. Photo: Top Notch Video

Police Rescue and NSW Fire and Rescue firefighters worked to free the driver before he was taken to Nepean Hospital in a serious condition. Police have been told the truck, carrying newspapers, left the road and crashed into an embankment, spilling its cargo across the highway.

The highway was closed until the morning as a salvage operation took place. Investigations continue.

Then on Sunday afternoon, a "mini-storm" brought heavy rain. Power was out in Hawkesbury Heights, Springwood and Winmalee for a few hours. Blue Mountains SES removed a tree on a fence and car in Springwood on Sunday, and a tree from a house in Valley Heights on Monday morning.