EMERGENCY service crews were called to an accident on Millthorpe Road at Shadforth yesterday morning after a trailer containing gravel tipped over, blocking one side of the road for close to an hour.
Police and Rural Fire Service personnel worked together to divert traffic around the scene, about one kilometre from the Mitchell Highway.
The driver, who was unhurt, is believed to have been travelling from a nearby quarry.
Police are investigating the cause of the accident, however, the driver has been issued with an infringement notice.
The man’s employer is responsible for clearing away the debris and gravel from the scene.
l In other police news, a man was arrested only hours after he assaulted a stranger and stole their shoes at about 8.30pm on Tuesday in Lords Place.
The incident is believed to have occurred near the taxi rank.
Canobolas Local Area Command Inspector Peter Atkins said a combination of good police work and help from the public led to the arrest of the 24-year-old man at about 11pm.
The arrested man, who also had an outstanding warrant from an incident in Dubbo, was refused bail to appear in Orange Local Court on November 5.
Inspector Atkins said the victim was recovering despite being shaken.