Sydney news: Peak hour chaos after fatal crash closes airport tunnel


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Here’s what you need to know this morning.

Mascot tunnel crash

Traffic around General Holmes Drive is gridlocked after a fatal crash in the airport tunnel near the M5 forced the closure of all southbound lanes.

NSW Police said two vehicles, one with five people travelling northbound and another with only a driver travelling southbound, collided head-on on General Holmes Drive around 5:40am.

A passenger in the first car died at the scene, and all others involved in the crash were taken to hospital.

One northbound lane and all southbound lanes were closed, but all lanes were reopened by around 10:30am.



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Traffic slowed to a crawl around Mascot after several lanes closed. (ABC News)

Rain continues across NSW

More rain is forecast to hit parts of eastern NSW today, with the heaviest falls in the state’s north.

Parts of the state’s Central West and North-West Slopes received some welcome rain yesterday, including more than 20mm in Dubbo, and more than 30mm in Walgett.

“There’s a great feed of easterly warm, moist air feeding into the system and we’re seeing that kick off in the form of rainfall today,” the Bureau of Meteorology’s Mike Funnell said.

“We are expecting those larger totals and heavier rainfall to come into the north-east coast of NSW and then sort of track slowly southwards.”



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The roads near Nyngan resembled rivers after yesterday’s deluge. (Facebook: Robyn Cashion)

Home invasion assault



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Police attended the scene of the attack on Springfield Avenue, Roselands. (ABC News)

A man was taken to hospital after he was attacked with a crowbar during a home invasion in Sydney’s south-west overnight.

Just before midnight, a 46-year-old man woke to find two men in dark clothing inside his Roselands home.

The men, armed with a crowbar, assaulted him while demanding cash before ransacking his house and fleeing the scene.

The occupant was taken to Bankstown Hospital and was treated for a suspected hand fracture, cuts and bruising.

Prison service bullying



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These former Corrective Services officers say they were bullied at work. (ABC News)

The NSW Department of Corrective Services says six officers have been suspended over the past year due to allegations of bullying or harassment.

A spokeswoman said one officer resigned, another was fined for misconduct and four investigations were ongoing.

Female former prison officers have accused Correctives Services of not doing enough to prevent sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination from occurring in the state’s jails.

Commissioner Peter Severin said he was trying to improve the organisation’s culture.

Aged care nurse charged

A 56-year-old former aged care nurse has been charged over the alleged assaults of eight patients at a facility in Ashfield.

Officers arrested the woman at a home in Yagoona yesterday after an investigation.

NSW Police will allege she assaulted six men and two women — aged 53 to 95 — between February and October last year.

The facility has since fired her, and she will appear at Burwood Local Court next month.

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Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news