‘Ferocious’ truck fire forces closure of the Eastern Freeway
A truck fire forced the closure of the Eastern Freeway in both directions for several hours this morning.
In-bound lanes have now reopened, but the freeway remains closed out-bound between Doncaster Road and Tram Road due to the semi-trailer blaze.
Chris Miller from the Department of Transport says it’s a “significant fire”.
“There’s big, big, big flames,” he told Neil Mitchell.
“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.
Drivers travelling out-bound are advised to use Doncaster Road or Whitehorse Road as an alternative route.
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