The Traffic Centre recommends avoiding the area, as traffic is standing still over a 10 kilometres stretch.
The traffic stuck between Wetteren and the accident is currently being diverted via the service station parking in the direction of the N42 in Oosterzele. A long traffic jam, due to cars slowing down to watch, is also forming on the other side of the road, in the direction of Ghent.
People are asked to avoid the N9, the motorway between Ghent and Aalst, as the queueing time already reached an hour and a half. Traffic on the E40 in the direction of Brussels must leave the highway in Merelbeke and is diverted via the R4.