A truck fire has forced the closure of the Eastern Freeway in Melbourne in both directions.
The road is closed between Doncaster Road and Tram Road due to the blaze, with drivers urged to use Doncaster Rd or Whitehorse Rd. No injuries have been reported so far.
Chris Miller from the Department of Transport told Neil Mitchell on 3AW that it’s a “significant fire”.
“There’s big, big, big flames,” he said to Mitchell.
The Eastern Freeway remains closed in both directions due to a truck fire near the Elgar Road outbound exit ramp. All outbound traffic is being diverted onto Doncaster Road. Inbound traffic diverted onto Middleborough Road. Use Whitehorse Road instead. #victraffic pic.twitter.com/copusUOzzs
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“The flames would be 20 to 30 feet in the air, I’d suggest.
“We had a couple of spot fires on the grass median verge there.
“Whatever is in this truck is just continuing to burn ferociously.
City-bound drivers were being diverted off the freeway at Tram Road.