Northbound traffic has returned to normal following a cycling accident at Hexham.

A woman was riding in the northbound lanes of Maitland Road just past Ironbark Creek near the speed cameras just before 6:00AM this morning.

The woman then collided with some cardboard and other roadside debris, causing her to fall heavily.

Early reports suggested she may have been hit by a truck however this has since been disproven.

Police and ambulance paramedics arrived on the scene to find the woman unconcious.

However, she managed to avoid any serious inury and regained conciousness shortly thereafter.